Queen High

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Queen High
Queen High - 1930 Title Card.jpg
Film title card
Directed by Fred C. Newmeyer
Produced by Frank Mandel
Laurence Schwab
Written by Musical play (Queen High):
Buddy G. DeSylva
Lewis E. Gensler
Laurence Schwab
Starring Charlie Ruggles
Frank Morgan
Ginger Rogers
Music by Al Goodman
Johnny Green
Cinematography William O. Steiner
Edited by Barney Rogan
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) August 23, 1930
Running time 85 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Queen High is the title of an early musical-comedy produced by Paramount Pictures in 1930.

Based upon the 1926 stage musical Queen High that Buddy DeSylva, Lewis Gensler, and Laurence Schwab had adapted from Edward Peple's 1914 farce A Pair of Sixes. The storyline loosely concerns a rivalry between two businessmen that results in a game of poker. Whoever loses the game becomes the winner's servant for a year.

The film stars Charlie Ruggles, Frank Morgan, and Ginger Rogers in an early film appearance.

Making her very first film appearance in an uncredited bit part is famed tap dancer Eleanor Powell, whose career in musicals wouldn't take off for another five years. Powell was appearing on Broadway in a show entitled Follow Thru at the time, and a segment of the show was filmed for the movie.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

  • "Everything Will Happen for the Best"
Written by Buddy G. DeSylva and Lewis E. Gensler
  • "Brother, Just Laugh It Off"
Written by Arthur Schwartz and Ralph Rainger
  • "I'm Afraid of You"
Written by Arthur Schwartz and Ralph Rainger
  • "It Seems to Me"
Written by Howard Dietz (as Dick Howard) and Ralph Rainger
  • "I Love the Girls in My Own Peculiar Way"
Written by E.Y. Harburg and Henry Souvaine

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