Good News

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  • Genre(s): Comedy Musical
  • Release year: 1930
  • Running time: 90 min
Good News is a 1930 American Pre-Code musical film based on the 1927 stage production of the same name. It was directed by Nick Grinde. The cast included Bessie Love, Cliff Edwards and Penny Singleton. The film was shot in black-and-white, although... read more

Good News is a 1930 American Pre-Code musical film based on the 1927 stage production of the same name. It was directed by Nick Grinde. The cast included Bessie Love, Cliff Edwards and Penny Singleton. The film was shot in black-and-white, although the finale was in Multicolor. The surviving print lacks the finale; no footage is known to survive. By the 1940s, the original was not shown in the United States due to its Pre-Code content, which included sexual innuendo and lewd suggestive humor. Another film based on the musical, also called Good News, was released in 1947.

Original Release

08/23/1930

Cast

Mary Lawlor Connie
Stanley Smith Tom
Bessie Love Babe
Cliff Edwards Kearney
Gus Shy Bobbie
Lola Lane Pat
Thomas E. Jackson Coach (as Thomas Jackson)
Delmer Daves Beef
Billy Taft Freshman
Frank McGlynn Sr. Prof. Kenyon (as Frank McGlynn)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Nick Grinde

Writers

Laurence Schwab, Lew Brown, Frank Mandel, Buddy G. DeSylva, Ray Henderson, Frances Marion, Joseph Farnham

Cast

Mary Lawlor Connie
Stanley Smith Tom
Bessie Love Babe
Cliff Edwards Kearney
Gus Shy Bobbie
Lola Lane Pat
Thomas E. Jackson Coach (as Thomas Jackson)
Delmer Daves Beef
Billy Taft Freshman
Frank McGlynn Sr. Prof. Kenyon (as Frank McGlynn)
Penny Singleton Flo (as Dorothy McNulty)
Helyn Virgil Girl
Vera Marshe Girl (as Vera Marsh)
Buster Crabbe Student
Ann Dvorak Student
Harry Earles Midget in Trash Basket
Al Norman Eccentric Dancer
Dave O'Brien Student
Kane Richmond Student
Ann Sothern Student

Editors

William LeVanway

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