Lightnin' (1930 film)

Lightnin' is a 1930 American pre-Code comedy film directed by Henry King and written by S. N. Behrman and Sonya Levien. The film stars Will Rogers, Louise Dresser, Joel McCrea, Helen Cohan, Jason Robards Sr. and Luke Cosgrave. The film was released on December 7, 1930, by Fox Film Corporation.[1][2][3] It is a remake of the 1925 silent film, which was directed by John Ford, which itself was based on the 1918 play.

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byHenry King
Screenplay byS. N. Behrman
Sonya Levien
Based onLightnin'
by Winchell Smith and Frank Bacon (play)
Produced byJohn Golden
Henry King
StarringWill Rogers
Louise Dresser
Joel McCrea
Helen Cohan
Jason Robards Sr.
Luke Cosgrave
CinematographyChester A. Lyons
Edited byLouis R. Loeffler
Music byArthur Kay
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • December 7, 1930 (1930-12-07)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States


Lightnin' has a young man come to his hotel to find his wife who is seeking a divorce. He talks to the two who obviously are in love, but they get in a tiff and the young man says he is leaving. Lightnin' whispers to wife to call him back, and then he has a sit down heart to heart talk and the couple leave with their marriage saved.


Theatrical release poster


  1. ^ "Lightnin' (1930)". November 28, 1930. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  2. ^ Hall, Mordaunt (November 29, 1930). "Movie Review - The Lottery Bride - THE SCREEN; Music by Mr. Friml". Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  3. ^ "Lightnin'". Retrieved May 20, 2018.

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