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Sunny Side Up Changed Ending


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While I was excited that TCM finally played a Gaynor-Farrell Fox musical, I was dismayed that the film ended with an abrupt fade-to-black and a "The End" sign that was obviously not the original. It had "Western Electric System" on the bottom, when this was a Movietone film! Fox did not convert to Western Electric until late '30 or '31! The same thing was done at the end of "In Old Arizona", the first Movietone filmed outdoors. Both films then follow with the main song (in this case "I'm a Dreamer") sung to a blank screen. It was black film, since you could see white wear spots.

 

Did Fox restore this film or an independent lab? What happened to the original Fox "The End" title card? Also, Movietone was not mentioned in the opening credits--did Fox not list it the way Warner Brothers displayed Vitaphone on their talkies?

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