Little Johnny Jones (1929)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 17 November 1929 (USA)
Cohan comedy about a jockey.


Mervyn LeRoy


George M. Cohan (play), Edward Buzzell (adaptation) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview:
Edward Buzzell ... Johnny Jones
Alice Day ... Mary Baker
Edna Murphy ... Vivian Dale
Robert Edeson ... Ed Baker
Wheeler Oakman ... Wyman
Ray Turner ... Carbon (as Raymond Turner)
Donald Reed ... Ramon


Little Johnny Jones is a jockey who is in love with his all-American sweetheart, Mary Baker, and also his career as the rider of thoroughbred horses. But he almost loses both when he is tricked by a showgirl, Vivian Dale. His story of vindication swings from the racetracks of America to England and the historical National Derby, with plenty of red-white-and-blue bunting waving behind the little patriot. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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They're off! To the fastest action drama you've ever heard. With Eddie Buzzell, the personality Kid in the lead. Singing and riding his way into your heart. Loving in a way that will make your heart beats sound like hoofbeats! (Print Ad- Sheffield Observer, ((Sheffield, Penna.)) 30 January 1930) See more »








Release Date:

17 November 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Derby d'amore See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Adapted from a Broadway musical starring George M. Cohan. "Little Johnny Jones" opened at the Liberty Theatre in New York on Nov. 7, 1904 and ran for 52 performances. See more »


Version of Little Johnny Jones (1923) See more »


Yankee Doodle Boy
Written by George M. Cohan
Originally from the Broadway musical Little Johnny Jones (1904)
Publisher: F.A. Mills
Sung by Edward Buzzell (as Eddie Buzzell)
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