Cast & Crew
Tom, who has written a musical show for his sweetheart, Nanette, is unable to find a producer who will star Nanette. After weeks of searching, she persuades James Smith, a millionaire Bible publisher and former friend of her father's, to back the show, though without the consent of Smith's stingy, old-fashioned spouse. In his desire to help, Smith pays the bills of two chorus girls; but Early, their manager, fails to give them the money; his suspicious wife, Lucille, notifies Mrs. Smith, who hires detectives to watch him. Smith goes to Atlantic City for the show, followed by Early and the wives, who take a liking to Nanette. Complications ensue when they meet the chorus girls, but the men claim to be amateur talent scouts and are forgiven when the receipts come in.
Howard Emmett Rogers
This movie is presumed lost. Only parts of the soundtrack on Vitaphone discs have survived. Please check your attic.
No, No, Nanette was originally a Broadway show produced and directed by Harry Frazee in 1925, running for 321 shows. To finance the show, Mr. Frazee - then owner of the Boston Red Sox - sold Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees in December of 1919.