Puttin' On the Ritz (film)

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Puttin' on the Ritz
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Directed by Edward Sloman
Produced by Joseph M. Schenck
John W. Considine, Jr.
Written by James Gleason
William K. Wells
John W. Considine, Jr. (story)
Starring Harry Richman
Joan Bennett
James Gleason
Music by Fred E. Ahlert
Val Burton
Jack Meskill
Sam Messenheimer
Harry Richman
Pete Wendling
Irving Berlin
Cinematography Ray June
Edited by Hal C. Kern
W. Donn Hayes
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates March 1, 1930
Running time 88 min
Country United States
Language English

Puttin' On the Ritz (1930) is a musical film, directed by Edward Sloman and starred Harry Richman, Joan Bennett, and James Gleason. The screenplay was written by James Gleason and William K. Wells, based on a story by John W. Considine, Jr.

This was the first of many movies to feature the popular song "Puttin' On the Ritz", written and published by Irving Berlin in 1929.

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All current prints derive from a 1940's re-release print that was censored for Pre-Code content and cut down by about twenty minutes. The title cards at the start and end of the film have also been edited and altered. Puttin' On the Ritz was originally shot with two-color Technicolor sequences, but today those sequences partially survive only in black and white.

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