Playing Around (1930)

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New York girl has a dull boyfriend and seems destined for a dull marriage when she meets a rich playboy who has money to burn and places to go. She gets involved with the playboy and never ... See full summary »



  • William Bakewell and Alice White in Playing Around (1930)
  • Chester Morris and Alice White in Playing Around (1930)
  • Maurice Black and Alice White in Playing Around (1930)
  • Alice White in Playing Around (1930)
  • Ann Brody, Mervyn LeRoy, and Chester Morris in Playing Around (1930)
  • William Bakewell, Maurice Black, Chester Morris, and Alice White in Playing Around (1930)

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2 December 2018 | AAdaSC
| Nice to meet you socially
Soda jerk William Bakewell (Jack) works at a drugstore managed by Richard Carlyle (Pa) who has a daughter Alice White (Sheba). Alice and William are dating and the film starts in a swanky nightclub where poor William can't afford anything. Alice enters a 'best legs' competition on stage and is noticed by popular customer Chester Morris (Nickey). Oh dear, this doesn't bode well for poor William. Chester pursues Alice and we gradually realize that Chester isn't such a nice guy.

The musical numbers are entertaining in this film - there are three - and this adds to the film's enjoyment. The cast are ok, if slightly wooden, and you will have to sit through a couple of scenes with some irritating dialogue between 2 nosey neighbours. Those scenes could have been cut. The story is easy to follow, a little nonsensical at times, but it's a fun film to watch. Chester Morris reminds me of Ray Liotta.

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