The Sap From Syracuse

  • 1930
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Romance

This was Rogers' only third screen appearance, and the first in a strictly dramatic part which didn't depend on her dancing and singing. Her performance produced some interest, and she soon had an illustrious career in Hollywood. She plays a wealthy heiress on board a Europe-bound luxury liner. Also on board is Jack Oakie, a laborer who is mistaken for...read more

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This was Rogers' only third screen appearance, and the first in a strictly dramatic part which didn't depend on her dancing and singing. Her performance produced some interest, and she soon had an illustrious career in Hollywood. She plays a wealthy heiress on board a Europe-bound luxury

liner. Also on board is Jack Oakie, a laborer who is mistaken for a famous engineer. Romance quickly develops between Rogers and Oakie, as Oakie soaks up all the praise and attention he receives because of his mistaken identity. He also saves Rogers from a plot by Starbuck and Teasdale to get at

her money. With the charming smiles of Rogers and Oakie, and directer Sutherland around to liven up the flat material, this project couldn't go wrong. Songs include: "Ah, What's the Use," "How I Wish I Could Sing a Love Song," and "Capitalize That Thing Called IT" (E.Y. Harburg and Johnny

Green).

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  • Review: This was Rogers' only third screen appearance, and the first in a strictly dramatic part which didn't depend on her dancing and singing. Her performance produced some interest, and she soon had an illustrious career in Hollywood. She plays a wealthy heires… (more)

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