5 user 2 critic

Jazz Heaven (1929)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 3 November 1929 (USA)
A Southern songwriter brings his piano to New York and meets a girl who works on Tin Pan Alley


Melville W. Brown (as Melville Brown)


J. Walter Ruben (screen play), Cyrus Wood (screen play) | 2 more credits »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Alcoholic newspaperman Steve Bramley boards the San Capeador for a restful cruise, hoping to quit drinking and begin writing a book. Also on board are Steve's friend Schulte, a private ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Milestone
Stars: Victor McLaglen, Wynne Gibson, Alison Skipworth
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A woman kills her beautiful sister in a rage after finding out she has an affair with her fiancé, and later plans on killing the little girl who may have witnessed the murder.

Director: Pat Jackson
Stars: Ann Sothern, Zachary Scott, Gigi Perreau
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When the Manhattan investment firm of Sherwood Nash goes broke, he joins forces with his partner Snap and fashion designer Lynn Mason to provide discount shops with cheap copies of Paris couture dresses.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: William Powell, Bette Davis, Frank McHugh
The Guardsman (1931)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A Vienna based acting couple make magic when they perform together on stage. Unknown to the theater going public and despite being married for only six months, that magic seems no longer to... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Franklin
Stars: Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, Roland Young
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Mild mannered Vern runs a pet store that seems to gather more pets than he sells. One day he receives a telephone call from John 'old fishface' Thomas in Australia. He wants to leave a ... See full summary »

Director: Wilhelm Thiele
Stars: Frank Morgan, Billie Burke, Ann Rutherford
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A man's marriage suffers when he pretends to be a bachelor while promoting "his" best-selling book about married life (actually written by an eccentric professor) in order to pay off a debt to a gangster.

Directors: Edward Buzzell, Norman Taurog
Stars: Robert Young, Ruth Hussey, Felix Bressart
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two gold-digging process servers are tasked with subpoenaing one's boyfriend, who has been using a pseudonym to avoid breach-of-promise servings and suits.

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Joan Blondell, Glenda Farrell, Hugh Herbert
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Kay Denham, romanced in Paris by friends Gene and George, can't figure out why George disapproves of Gene.

Director: Wesley Ruggles
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, Robert Young
Comedy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Unable to solve his last case, famed private detective Lance O'Leary is showing signs of being on the verge of a nervous breakdown. As such, he is admitted to the private Thatcher Institute... See full summary »

Directors: Bobby Connolly, Crane Wilbur
Stars: Patric Knowles, Ann Sheridan, Eric Stanley
Dick Tracy (1945)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Police detective Dick Tracy must identify and apprehend a serial killer known as Splitface.

Director: William Berke
Stars: Morgan Conway, Anne Jeffreys, Mike Mazurki
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A psychoanalyst causes a woman to doubt her happy marriage.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Merle Oberon, Melvyn Douglas, Burgess Meredith
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A jewel thief and a con artist are rivals in the theft of a valuable gem as the Japanese army invades China.

Director: Clarence Brown
Stars: Clark Gable, Rosalind Russell, Peter Lorre


Cast overview:
Sally O'Neil ... Ruth Morgan
Johnny Mack Brown ... Barry Holmes (as John Mack Brown)
Clyde Cook ... Max Langley
Joseph Cawthorn ... Herman Kemple (as Joseph Cawthorne)
Albert Conti ... Walter Klucke
Blanche Friderici ... Mrs. Langley (as Blanche Frederici)
Henry Armetta ... Tony


Barry Holmes (Johnny Mack Brown), a southern songwriter, come to New York City's Tin-Pan Alley and meets and falls in love with radio-singer Ruth Morgan (Sally O'Neill) and they team up to write a song that will make them rich and famous. And with the help of song publishers Hennan Kemple (Joseph Cawthorn) and Walter Klucke (Albert Conti), they succeed. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


WHERE TOM-TOMS BEAT, LOVERS MEET, ANGELS CHEAT! Mammoth Jubilee of Jazz, Song, Love and Life! (Print Ad- Sunday Tribune, ((Providence, R. I.)) 24 November 1929) See more »


Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance


Passed | See all certifications »






Release Date:

3 November 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor e Jazz See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)| Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Ruth Morgan: That's a fine way to talk, you big bozo. Where's your nerve?
See more »


(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Oscar Levant
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Quite original when it debuted....but it appears not so much when seen today.
16 June 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Jazz Heaven" is a very early talking picture and is the sort of old fashioned movie that many might dislike today because the plot and characters are so familiar. However, when it debuted in 1929, it was fresh and interesting...and it is very good if you consider this today.

When the film begins, Barry (Johnny Mack Brown) is banging away at his piano trying to write a hit song. But this up and coming song writer is stuck and needs help. Well, his neighbor, Ruth (Sally O'Neil) hears his music and begins singing along...and they both realize that together they can finish the song and Sally can put it across because she has a much better voice. However, it's not as easy as they think as Sally's VERY stereotypical Jewish bosses are more concerned about sexually harassing her than listening to the song. So how, then, do they get the public to hear it and make the pair a success?

This is a cute little romantic musical. While O'Neil's voice is decent for 1929, this style isn't the easiest to listen to today. However, their scenes together are quite nice and they are a likable screen couple and the film breezy entertainment. Not exactly brilliant but fun.

By the way, Brown soon went on to stardom...but as a movie cowboy, not a romantic leading man.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed