The Jazz Age (film)

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For the term which refers to the 1920s, see Jazz Age.
The Jazz Age (1929)
Directed by Leslie Shores
Written by Paul Gangelin (script)
Randolph Bartlett (intertitles)
Starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Marceline Day
Henry B. Walthall
Joel McCrea
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date(s) United States 10 February 1929
Running time 64 min.
Country United States
Language English

The Jazz Age (1929) is a film starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Marceline Day, and Joel McCrea in his first leading role. The film, directed by Leslie Shores and written by Randolph Bartlett, was released by RKO Radio Pictures soon after RKO was created from Film Booking Offices of America, RCA, and the Keith-Albee-Orpheum theater chain.[1]

RKO released The Jazz Age in both a silent and part-talkie version, so the film could be shown in theaters equipped for sound, and for those not equipped for sound. The part-talkie version was recorded in RCA Photophone.

The film was part-comedy, part-drama, relating the travails of young people trapped by illicit alcohol and sex, in defiance of the older generation.

There was a later documentary film narrated by Fred Allen also titled The Jazz Age (1956), and a 15-episode TV series of the same name on the BBC in 1968.


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