A report on They Learned About Women

1930 American Pre-Code sports drama musical film directed by Jack Conway and Sam Wood, and starring Van and Schenck in their final film appearance together.

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Wood directing Beyond the Rocks (1922)

Sam Wood

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American film director and producer, who is best known for having directed such Hollywood hits as A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, The Pride of the Yankees, and 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' and for his uncredited work directing parts of Gone with the Wind.

American film director and producer, who is best known for having directed such Hollywood hits as A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, The Pride of the Yankees, and 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' and for his uncredited work directing parts of Gone with the Wind.

Wood directing Beyond the Rocks (1922)
Edythe Chapman (actress), Sam Wood, Alfred Gilks (cinematographer) & Osmond Borradaile (cameraman), on the set of Beyond the Rocks
The Marx Brothers on the A Day at the Races set with Wood

Two more comedies followed in 1930, The Girl Said No and They Learned About Women, the latter with a baseball theme and a sentimental vehicle starring German actor Louis Mann in a fine performance, and with co-star Robert Montgomery.

Conway in 1937

Jack Conway (filmmaker)

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American film director and film producer, as well as an actor of many films in the first half of the 20th century.

American film director and film producer, as well as an actor of many films in the first half of the 20th century.

Conway in 1937

They Learned About Women (1930)

Van and Schenck.

Van and Schenck

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Van and Schenck were popular United States entertainers in the 1910s and 1920s: Gus Van (born August Von Glahn, August 12, 1886 – March 12, 1968), baritone, and Joe Schenck (pronounced "skenk"; born Joseph Thuma Schenck, (June 2, 1891– June 28, 1930), tenor.

Van and Schenck were popular United States entertainers in the 1910s and 1920s: Gus Van (born August Von Glahn, August 12, 1886 – March 12, 1968), baritone, and Joe Schenck (pronounced "skenk"; born Joseph Thuma Schenck, (June 2, 1891– June 28, 1930), tenor.

Van and Schenck.
Van and Schenck horsing around in 1918

They performed on radio shows and appeared in early talking motion pictures, including several musical shorts—in both Vitaphone and MGM Movietone—and one feature, the MGM film They Learned About Women (1930).