Chasing Rainbows (1930 film)
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Chasing Rainbows (also known as The Road Show) is a 1930 American Pre-Code romantic musical film directed by Charles Reisner, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
|Directed by||Charles Reisner|
|Written by||Al Boasberg|
|Based on||Road Show|
by Robert E. Hopkins
|Cinematography||Ira H. Morgan|
|Edited by||George Hively|
|Music by||Milton Ager|
|106 minutes (complete but lost)|
90 minutes (extant)
85 minutes (TCM print)
|Box office||$700,000 (equivalent to $11,400,000 in 2021)|
The film reunites The Broadway Melody stars Bessie Love and Charles King, with a supporting cast of Jack Benny, Marie Dressler, and Polly Moran. This was Jack Benny's first dramatic role in a motion picture.
Filmed in July and August 1929, it was not released for months later, missing an opportunity to capitalize on the success of its song "Happy Days Are Here Again", which by then had already been a major hit.