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Close Harmony

Directed by John Cromwell and A. Edward Sutherland
1929    70m    Not Rated
Romance, Musical, Comedy,
Marjorie, a song-and-dance girl in the stage show of a palatial movie theater, becomes interested in Al West, a warehouse clerk who has put together an unusual jazz band, and uses her influence to get him a place on one of the programs. Max Mindel, the house manager, has a yen for Marjorie and, discovering that she is in love with Al, gives the band notice and hires harmony singers Barney & Bey as a replacement. Marjorie makes up to both men and soon breaks up the team. Al learns of her scheme, however, and makes her confess to the singers. Barney and Bey make up, and Max gives Al and his band one more chance. Al is a sensation, and Max offers him a contract for $1,000 a week.
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Cast of Close Harmony
  • Charles "Buddy" RogersAl West
  • Nancy CarrollMarjorie Merwin
  • Harry GreenMax Mindel
  • Jack OakieBen Barney
  • Richard 'Skeets' GallagherJohnny Bay
  • Matty RoubertBert
  • Ricca AllenMrs. Prosser
  • Wade BotelerOfficer Kelly
  • Baby MackSyvil
  • Oscar SmithGeorge Washington Brown
  • Greta GranstedtEva Larue
  • Gusztáv PártosGustav (as Gus Partos)
  • Jesse StaffordHimself (orchestra leader)
  • Jean HarlowChorus Girl

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