My Man (1928 film)

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My man
My Man.jpg
Promotional Poster
Directed by Archie Mayo
Produced by Edward Small[1]
Written by Joseph Jackson (screenplay)
Titles:
Joseph Jackson (intertitles)
James A. Starr (intertitles)
Robert Lord (writer)
Darryl F. Zanuck (story)
Starring Fanny Brice
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
Edna Murphy
Andrés De Segurola
Richard Tucker
Billy Seay
Arthur Hoyt
Ann Brody
Clarissa Selwynne
Cinematography Frank Kesson
Edited by Owen Marks
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) 1928
Running time 99 minutes
Country United States
Language English
This article is about the film. For other uses, see My man (disambiguation).

My Man (1928) is a black and white part-talkie American comedy-drama musical film from Warner Brothers Pictures starring Fannie Brice and Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams The tagline was "FANNIE BRICE (The Female Al Jolson) in the SINGING-TALKING VITAPHONE PICTURE "MY MAN"".

This was Fannie Brice's first ever movie at the age of 37. Before she made movies, she was a star in the Ziegfeld Follies. At the time this movie was made there were still some silent movies in production and being released. It would not be until 1929 for talking movies to take over, but Warner Brothers had completely stopped making silent movies and switched to sound pictures, either part talking or full talking. Warner Brothers would also start making movies in color as well as sound movies. [2]

Film Preservation[edit]

My Man is a partially lost film. Reels 1, 2 and 11 survive, as do an almost complete set of Vitaphone discs along with the soundtrack for the theatrical trailer.

Plot[edit]

An industrial girl, Fannie Brand who is supporting her brother and sister by working in a theatrical costume house, falls in love with Joe Halsey. Fannie and Joe set a date to be married, but the wedding is off when Fannie finds Joe cheating on her with her sister. Fannie auditions for Landau, a theatrical producer, then later on Fannie becomes a big success and she and Joe get back together.

Cast[edit]

Songs[edit]

  • "I'd Rather Be Blue Over You"

by Fred Fisher and Billy Rose
Sung by Fanny Brice

Music by Maurice Yvain
Lyrics by Channing Pollock
Sung by Fanny Brice

  • "Second Hand Rose"

Music by James F. Hanley
Lyrics by Grant Clarke
Sung by Fanny Brice

  • "If You Want the Rainbow, You Must Have the Rain" [3]

Music by Oscar Levant
Lyrics by Mort Dixon and Billy Rose
Sung by Fanny Brice

  • "I'm An Indian"

Music by Leo Edwards
Lyrics by Blanche Merrill
Sung by Fanny Brice

  • "I Was a Floradora Baby"

Music by Harry Carroll
Lyrics by Ballard MacDonald
Sung by Fanny Brice

References[edit]

  1. ^ ACTOR LIFE READS LIKE ALGER TALE: Deno, Featured Dancer at Hillstreet, Italian Immigrant Years Ago Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 11 Mar 1928: C28.
  2. ^ My Man at silentera.com
  3. ^ http://www.goantiques.com/detail,brice-fanny-man,2011472.html%7C Brice, Fanny "My Man" Sheet Music 1928 Signed Autograph

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