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Follow Thru (1930)

Lora Moore, the club champion, loses a golf match to a woman from another golf club. Then Jerry Downs, a handsome golf pro, and his goofy friend, Jack Martin, show up. Lora takes him on as ... See full summary »

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Lew Brown (play) (as Brown), Buddy G. DeSylva (play) (as De Sylva) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Charles 'Buddy' Rogers ... Jerry Downes
Nancy Carroll ... Lora Moore
Zelma O'Neal ... Angie Howard
Jack Haley ... Jack Martin
Eugene Pallette ... J.C. Effingham
Thelma Todd ... Ruth Van Horn
Albert Gran ... Martin Bascomb
Kathryn Givney ... Mrs. Bascomb
Margaret Lee Margaret Lee ... Babs Bascomb
Claude King ... 'Mac' Moore
Don Tomkins Don Tomkins ... 'Dinty' Moore (as Don Tompkins)
George Olsen ... Bandleader (as George Olsen and His Band)
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Lora Moore, the club champion, loses a golf match to a woman from another golf club. Then Jerry Downs, a handsome golf pro, and his goofy friend, Jack Martin, show up. Lora takes him on as her golf teacher to work on her putt. She falls for him, but so do several other women. Meanwhile Angie Howard, Lora's friend, chases after Jack. A lot of silliness ensues. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor går på jakt See more »

Filming Locations:

Palm Springs, California, USA See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (2-strip Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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The final golf championship scene used 200 extras. They all had to be coached with regards to when to applaud and other golf etiquette. See more »

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Boom microphone shadow on the wall behind Lona (lower right) when she is comforting Angie. See more »


Soundtracks

I'm Hard to Please
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
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Fore!
12 August 2015 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

All reviewers seem to love this picture and I, too, tried to love it. The early Technicolor looked great and the whole production showed a lot of energy from all parties. True, several of them were in the Broadway musical and recreated their roles, chief among them were Jack Haley and Zelma O'Neal. I thought Haley hammed it up outrageously and was a grating presence much of the time. Zelma O'Neal, on the other hand, was terrific. She was energetic and showed a great deal of talent and overall ability; "Button Up Your Overcoat" belonged to her and Haley was just along for the ride.

Buddy Rogers was the nominal star and looked heavily made up for some reason and didn't give one of his better performances. Nancy Carroll, on the other hand, was in her element and didn't disappoint. But the story was over the top and grew tiresome despite the short running time of 92 minutes. I appreciate comic zaniness but I felt this one ladled it on with a trowel. Tragic comedienne Thelma Todd was on hand but was largely wasted and Eugene Palette was too old for his part. To top it all off, the music was ordinary, except for the "Button Up Your Overcoat" number.

As I said, I tried. Judging from the reception it got at Capitolfest in Rome,N.Y., I must have been the only wet blanket. "Follow Thru" is a Paramount picture, which could explain its absence from the public forum, as all early Paramount films are owned by Universal and are kept under lock and key.


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