They Learned About Women

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They Learned About Women
Directed by Jack Conway
Sam Wood
Written by A.P. Younger
Sarah Y. Mason
Starring Van and Schenck
Bessie Love
J. C. Nugent
Music by Milton Ager (composer)
Jack Yellen (lyricist)
Cinematography Leonard Smith
Edited by James C. McKay
Tom Held
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s)
  • January 31, 1930 (1930-01-31)
Running time 95 minutes
Country United States
Language English

They Learned About Women is a 1930 American black and white sports drama musical film with a Technicolor sequence. The "Harlem Madness" number was filmed separately in Technicolor (under the direction of Sammy Lee) and inserted into the film.[1] Though this film is a "talkie", MGM also issued this movie in a silent version, with Alfred Block writing the titles. The film was remade in 1949 as Take Me Out to the Ball Game. Joe Schenck died on June 28, 1930, so this was the last film appearance of Van and Schenck.

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  • "Ain't You, Baby?"
Music by Milton Ager
Lyris by Jack Yellen
Performed by Gus Van
  • "Does My Baby Love?"
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Performed by Gus Van and Joe Schenck
  • "Harlem Madness"
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Performed by Gus Van and Joe Schenck
Reprised by Nina Mae McKinney and chorus (In Technicolor)
  • "He's That Kind of a Pal"
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Performed by Gus Van and Joe Schenck (twice)
  • "A Man of My Own"
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Performed by Bessie Love
  • "Ten Sweet Mamas"
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Performed by Gus Van, Joe Schenck and ball players
  • "There Will Never Be Another Mary"
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Performed by Joe Schenck
  • "Dougherty Is the Name"
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen and Gus Van
Performed by Gus Van and Joe Schenck
  • "I'm an Old-Fashioned Guy"
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen and Gus Van
Performed by Gus Van and Joe Schenck
  • "When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose"
Music by Percy Wenrich (1924)
Lyrics by Jack Mahoney
Sung by the players in the hotel lobby
  • "When You Were Sweet Sixteen"
Written by James Thornton (1898)
Sung partially by Tom Dugan and Benny Rubin

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