Words and Music (1929)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Synopsis by Matthew Tobey

In this college campus musical comedy from director James Tinling, the first film in which John Wayne received billing (though it's as Duke Morrison), Lois Moran stars as Mary, a pretty young singer who is sought after by two competing composers. Wayne plays Phil, one of the two rival songwriters who are vying not only for the girl, but for a 1,500-dollar prize for writing the best show tune. Mary agrees to sing each of their entries in the contest, but in the end she can only choose one of the young men. Songs include "Too Wonderful for Words," by William Kernell, Dave Stamper, Paul Gerard Smith, and Edmund Joseph; "Stepping Along," also by Kernell; and "Shadows," by Con Conrad, Sidney Mitchell, and Archie Gottler.



campus, college, contest, love-triangle, singer, songwriter