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They Learned About Women

They Learned About Women is a 1930 American Pre-Code sports drama musical film directed by Jack Conway and Sam Wood. It has 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 the film is a "talkie", MGM also issued it in a silent version, with Alfred Block writing the titles. The film was remade in 1949 as Take Me Out to the Ball Game. This is the last film appearance of Van and Schenck.

They Learned About Women
Directed byJack Conway
Sam Wood
Written byA.P. Younger
Sarah Y. Mason
StarringVan and Schenck
Bessie Love
J. C. Nugent
Music byMilton Ager (composer)
Jack Yellen (lyricist)
CinematographyLeonard Smith
Edited byJames C. McKay
Tom Held
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • January 31, 1930 (1930-01-31)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Contents

PlotEdit

Big-league baseball players Jerry and Jack are also pretty good at singing. They perform in a vaudeville show, where both fall in love with Mary, a dancer, while a second woman tries to come between them before the next World Series.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

  • "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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "All-Colored Revue Hit Featured in Centre Film". Ottawa Citizen. July 18, 1930. p. 21.

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