|Auld Lang Syne|
|Directed by||George Pearson|
|Written by||Patrick L. Mannock |
Hugh E. Wright
|Produced by||George Pearson|
|Starring|| Harry Lauder |
|Music by||Robert Burns (songs)|
|Distributed by||Paramount British Pictures|
Auld Lang Syne is a 1929 British musical film directed by George Pearson and starring Harry Lauder, Dorothy Boyd, and Patrick Aherne. It was originally made as a silent film, but in September 1929 sound was added.   It was shot at Cricklewood Studios in Cricklewood, London.
Sir Henry Lauder was a Scottish singer and comedian popular in both music hall and vaudeville theatre traditions; he achieved international success.
"Auld Lang Syne" is a popular song, particularly in the English-speaking world. Traditionally, it is sung to bid farewell to the old year at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. By extension, it is also often heard at funerals, graduations, and as a farewell or ending to other occasions; for instance many branches of the Scouting movement use it to close jamborees and other functions.
"Home, Sweet Home" is a song adapted from American actor and dramatist John Howard Payne's 1823 opera Clari, or the Maid of Milan, the song's melody was composed by Englishman Sir Henry Bishop with lyrics by Payne. Bishop had earlier published a more elaborate version of this melody, naming it "A Sicilian Air", but he later confessed to having written it himself.
Ernest Tomlinson MBE was an English composer, particularly noted for his light music compositions. He was sometimes credited as 'Alan Perry'.
Hugh E. Wright was a French-born, British actor and screenwriter. He was the father of actor Tony Wright.
Dorothy Boyd was an English film actress. She appeared in more than 30 films between 1926 and 1940. She was born in Sanderstead, Surrey, England and died in England. Without any previous stage experience, she came to films when she appeared in three short films made in the Phonofilm sound-on-film process, Knee Deep in Daisies (1926), The Sentence of Death (1927), and The Burglar and the Girl (1928). A director was impressed by her and brought her to the notice of Alfred Hitchcock who cast her in his feature Easy Virtue (1928).
Kid Boots is a musical with a book by William Anthony McGuire and Otto Harbach, music by Harry Tierney, and lyrics by Joseph McCarthy. The show was staged by Edward Royce.
Underground is a 1928 British silent drama film directed by Anthony Asquith and starring Brian Aherne, Elissa Landi, Cyril McLaglen, and Norah Baring. The film examines the lives of ordinary Londoners and the romance between them, set on and around the London Underground.
"Auld Lang Syne" is a poem by Robert Burns and set to the tune of a traditional folk song.
Patrick de Lacy Aherne was an English film actor. He was the son of the architect William de Lacy Aherne, and the elder brother of the actor Brian Aherne. The family lived at Kings Norton.
Huntingtower is a 1928 British silent adventure film, made at Cricklewood Studios. It was directed by George Pearson and starred Harry Lauder, Vera Voronina and Patrick Aherne. It was based on the 1922 novel Huntingtower by John Buchan. The film was fairly successful on its release.
Dorothy Margaret Watts (1910–1990), known professionally as Dodo Watts, was a British stage and film actress. She played Fay Eaton in the 1929 Broadway version of Ian Hay's play The Middle Watch, and reprised her role in the 1930 British film version the following year. When her career wound down, she became a business woman, owning a successful millinery firm in London's West End. She was later a casting director, and head of casting for ABC Weekend TV ; and largely responsible for casting Diana Rigg in the role of Emma Peel in The Avengers TV series. She later became a theatrical agent.
Everything Is Rhythm is a 1936 British musical film directed by Alfred J. Goulding and starring Harry Roy, Princess Pearl and Dorothy Boyd. It was shot at Elstree Studios near London. The film's sets were designed by the art director George Provis. It was released in America in 1940 by Astor Pictures.
Love's Option is a 1928 British silent adventure film directed by George Pearson and starring Dorothy Boyd, Patrick Aherne and James Carew. It was made at Cricklewood Studios based on the novel The Riddle by Douglas Newton. The film was distributed by Paramount Pictures' British subsidiary, enabling the company to meet its yearly quota set down by the British government. The film follows several rivals attempting to gain control of a valuable Spanish copper mine. It was known by the alternative title A Girl of Today.
Auld Lang Syne is a 1917 British silent crime film directed by Sidney Morgan and starring Violet Graham, Henry Baynton and Sydney Fairbrother. The film is notable for marking the screen debut of Jack Buchanan, who went on to be a leading star. It was produced in a film studio at Ebury Street in Westminster.
Violet Graham (1890–1967) was an English stage and film actress. Graham played leading roles in several films of the silent era, often appearing in those of the director Sidney Morgan such as Auld Lang Syne. Graham was in the original cast of the 1909 musical The Arcadians.
Auld Lang Syne is a 1937 British historical drama film directed by James A. FitzPatrick and starring Andrew Cruickshank, Christine Adrian and Marian Spencer. It portrays the life of the eighteenth century Scottish poet Robert Burns. The film was a quota quickie, produced at Shepperton Studios for distribution by MGM. Quota costume films were rare, as the costs generally exceeded the limited budgets allowed for productions.
This is a summary of 1929 in music in the United Kingdom.
Blinkeyes is a 1926 British silent drama film directed by George Pearson and starring Betty Balfour, Tom Douglas, and Frank Stanmore.
Events from the year 1788 in Scotland.