Puttin' On the Ritz (film)
|Puttin' on the Ritz|
|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)
|Music by||Fred E. Ahlert
|Edited by||Hal C. Kern
W. Donn Hayes
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|March 1, 1930|
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.
All current prints derive from a 1940s 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.
- All Movie Guide gives this movie a two stars out of five.
- Harry Richman as Harry Raymond
- Joan Bennett as Dolores Fenton
- James Gleason as James 'Jimmy' Tierney
- Aileen Pringle as Mrs. Teddy Von Rennsler
- Lilyan Tashman as Goldie Devere
- Purnell Pratt as George Barnes
- Richard Tucker as Fenway Brooks
- Eddie Kane as Bob Wagner
- George Irving as Dr. Blair
- Sidney Franklin as Schmidt
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