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Pointed Heels

1929 film by A. Edward Sutherland / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Pointed Heels is a 1929 American pre-Code early sound musical comedy film from Paramount Pictures that was directed by A. Edward Sutherland and starring William Powell, Helen Kane, Richard "Skeets" Gallagher, and Fay Wray. This film was originally filmed in color sequences by Technicolor, but today those color sequences only survive in black-and-white. One of these color sequences was the "Pointed Heels" ballet with Albertina Rasch and her Dancers.[2]

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Pointed Heels
Directed byA. Edward Sutherland
Written byFlorence Ryerson
John V.A. Weaver
Story byCharles Brackett
StarringWilliam Powell
Helen Kane
Fay Wray
Richard "Skeets" Gallagher
CinematographyAllen G. Siegler
Rex Wimpy (uncredited)
Edited byJane Loring (uncredited)
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • December 27, 1929 (1929-12-27)
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States
Phillips Holmes, William Powell and Fay Wray in Pointed Heels (1929)

The UCLA Film and Television Archive has a complete copy of this film with all color sequences, but has not released it to anyone. Turner Classic Movies airs the black-and-white television copy of this film. A print screened at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles in 2009 contained the color ballet sequence. Universal owns the copyright and has not allowed a release of the restored version on TCM or Blu-Ray.