About the film
partially lost film
Release Date: December 15, 1928
|Slogan||:||«FANNIE BRICE (The Female Al Jolson) in the SINGING-TALKING VITAPHONE PICTURE»|
|Production Companies||:||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Writers||:||Darryl F. Zanuck, Robert Lord, Joseph Jackson, Jimmy Starr|
Fannie Brand (Fanny Brice), an industrious girl who supports her brother and sister by working in a theatrical costume house, falls in love with Joe Halsey (Guinn "Big Boy" Williams), a young fellow who earns a precarious living demonstrating an elastic exerciser in a drugstore window. Fannie and Joe set a date to be married, but the wedding is called off when Fannie finds Joe making love to her unprincipled sister, Edna (Edna Murphy). Fannie auditions for Landau (Andrés De Segurola), a theatrical producer, and goes on the Broadway stage. Fannie is a great success, and she and Joe soon find their way back into each other's arms.