Chasing Rainbows (1930 film)

Chasing RainbowsChasing Rainbows'' (1930 film)
Chasing Rainbows is a 1930 American Pre-Code romantic musical film directed by Charles Reisner, starring Bessie Love and Charles King, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.wikipedia
46 Related Articles

Charles Reisner

Charles F. Reisner
Chasing Rainbows is a 1930 American Pre-Code romantic musical film directed by Charles Reisner, starring Bessie Love and Charles King, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
In 1930, he directed Chasing Rainbows, a musical which starred Bessie Love and Charles King.

Bessie Love

Love
Chasing Rainbows is a 1930 American Pre-Code romantic musical film directed by Charles Reisner, starring Bessie Love and Charles King, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
She appeared in several other early musicals, including The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929), Chasing Rainbows (1930), Good News (1930), and They Learned About Women (1930).

Jack Benny

The Jack Benny ProgramBennyThe Jack Benny Show
The supporting cast features Jack Benny, Marie Dressler, and Polly Moran.
The next movie, Chasing Rainbows, did not do well, and after several months Benny was released from his contract and returned to Broadway in Earl Carroll's Vanities. At first dubious about the viability of radio, Benny grew eager to break into the new medium.

Polly Moran

The supporting cast features Jack Benny, Marie Dressler, and Polly Moran.
She partnered with the famous Broadway star Marie Dressler in The Callahans and the Murphys (1927); and the two went on to appear in eight additional films together, such as Chasing Rainbows (1930), Caught Short (1930), and Prosperity (1932).

Marie Dressler

The supporting cast features Jack Benny, Marie Dressler, and Polly Moran.
Hollywood was converting from silent films, but "talkies" presented no problems for Dressler, whose rumbling voice could handle both sympathetic scenes and snappy comebacks (the wisecracking stage actress in Chasing Rainbows and the dubious matron in Rudy Vallée's Vagabond Lover). Frances Marion persuaded Thalberg to give Dressler the role of Marthy in the 1930 film Anna Christie.

Youcca Troubetzkoy

Youcca Troubetzkov as Lanning
9) Chasing Rainbows (1930) as Lanning

Charles King (musical actor)

Charles King
Chasing Rainbows is a 1930 American Pre-Code romantic musical film directed by Charles Reisner, starring Bessie Love and Charles King, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
King introduced such other hits as "Orange Blossom Time" in The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929) and "Happy Days Are Here Again" in Chasing Rainbows (1930), but could not sustain the initial momentum of his film popularity as musicals oversaturated the market, many failed at the box office and studios ended their contracts with musical performers.

List of early color feature films

all-colour feature filmcolor featuresfull-colour feature film
List of early color feature films

Pre-Code Hollywood

pre-CodePre codepre-Code film
Chasing Rainbows is a 1930 American Pre-Code romantic musical film directed by Charles Reisner, starring Bessie Love and Charles King, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Romance film

Romanceromanticromantic drama film
Chasing Rainbows is a 1930 American Pre-Code romantic musical film directed by Charles Reisner, starring Bessie Love and Charles King, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Musical film

musicalmusical comedy filmmusicals
Chasing Rainbows is a 1930 American Pre-Code romantic musical film directed by Charles Reisner, starring Bessie Love and Charles King, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

MGMMGM Studiosmgm.com
Chasing Rainbows is a 1930 American Pre-Code romantic musical film directed by Charles Reisner, starring Bessie Love and Charles King, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Happy Days Are Here Again

Happy Days
The movie introduced the song "Happy Days Are Here Again".
"Happy Days Are Here Again" is a song copyrighted in 1929 by Milton Ager (music) and Jack Yellen (lyrics) and published by EMI Robbins Catalog, Inc./Advanced Music Corp. The song was recorded by Leo Reisman and His Orchestra, with Lou Levin, vocal (November 1929), and was featured in the 1930 film Chasing Rainbows.

Technicolor

three-strip Technicolortwo-color Technicolortechnicolour
Chasing Rainbows was mostly filmed in black and white, but had two Technicolor sequences.

Lost film

lostsurviveslost films
Today those sequences are lost (originally removed for a 1931 re-release and destroyed in the 1965 MGM vault fire), but the rest of the movie survives.

1965 MGM vault fire

1965 firefire in 1965vault fire
Today those sequences are lost (originally removed for a 1931 re-release and destroyed in the 1965 MGM vault fire), but the rest of the movie survives.

Warner Archive Collection

Warner ArchiveArchive CollectionArchive Collection line
It has been issued on DVD in the Warner Archive Collection.

Vitaphone

The Vitaphone CorporationThe Vitaphone Corp.Vitaphone Corporation
The lost sequences, with only the sound still existent on Vitaphone disks, include the "Happy Days Are Here Again" performance.

SoundCloud

SoundCloud pageSoundCloud Top 50SoundCloud,
* Surviving Vitaphone soundtrack for lost reels 10 & 11 at SoundCloud