Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Sidney Franklin|
|Written by|| Hanns Kräly |
|Screenplay by||Richard Schayer|
|Based on||La Bataille de dames, ou un duel en amour|
by Ernest Legouvé and Eugène Scribe
|Starring|| Ramon Novarro |
|Music by|| Herbert Stothart |
|Cinematography||Merritt B. Gerstad|
|Edited by||Conrad A. Nervig|
|Distributed by||Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)|
|Box office||$1,416,000 (worldwide rentals)|
Devil-May-Care is a 1929 American Pre-Code musical film directed by Sidney Franklin with a Technicolor sequence of the Albertina Rasch Dancers. The film was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on December 27, 1929 and was Ramon Novarro's talkie debut.
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