Queen of the Night Clubs
|Queen of the Night Clubs|
|Directed by||Bryan Foy|
|Produced by||Bryan Foy|
|Written by||Addison Burkhard
Eddie Foy Jr.
|Cinematography||Edwin B. DuPar|
|Distributed by||Warner Brothers|
|Release dates||May 29, 1929|
|Running time||60 minutes|
Queen of the Night Clubs (1929) is a sound (all-talking) musical-drama film produced and directed by Bryan Foy, distributed by Warner Brothers, and starring legendary nightclub hostess Texas Guinan. The picture, which featured appearancess by Eddie Foy, Jr., Lila Lee, and George Raft, is now considered a lost film.
- Texas Guinan - Texas Malone
- John Davidson - Don Holland
- Lila Lee - Bea Walters
- Arthur Housman - Andy Quinland
- Eddie Foy, Jr. - Eddie Parr
- Jack Norworth - Phil Parr
- George Raft - Gigola
- Jimmy Phillips - Nick
- William B. Davidson - Assistant District Attorney
- John Miljan - Lawyer Grant
- Lee Shumway - Crandall
- Joseph Depew - Roy
- Agnes Franey - Flapper
- Charlotte Merriam - Girl
- James T. Mack - Judge
The film starred the legendary bar hostess and silent film actress Texas Guinan as "Texas Malone", a character obviously based upon herself. Guinan's pal George Raft also appears in his first movie role. Queen of the Night Clubs was directed by Bryan Foy.
- No film elements are known to exist. The complete soundtrack, however, survives on Vitaphone disks.
- A clip from this film featuring Guinan and Raft was incorporated into Winner Take All (1932), an early James Cagney vehicle.
- Brief footage of Guinan, yelling "Hello, suckers!" in a restaurant (or perhaps her nightclub), appears in the 1980s HBO series Remember When...1927 hosted by Dick Cavett. This documentary series had Cavett cover a given year out of each decade from 1917 to 1969. Since this episode of Remember When was about 1927, the footage of Guinan could be newsreel footage from 1927 or extant 1929 footage from Queen of the Night Clubs (the same footage in Winner Take All).
- Everett Aaker, The Films of George Raft, McFarland & Company, 2013 p 14
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