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My Man (1928 film)

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Director  Archie Mayo
Genre  Musical
Language  English
6.6/10 IMDb

Produced by  Edward Small
Country  United States
My Man (1928 film) movie poster
Writer  Joseph Jackson, Joseph Jackson, James A. Starr, Robert Lord, Darryl F. Zanuck
Release date  December 15, 1928
Cast  Fanny Brice (Fannie Brand), Guinn "Big Boy" Williams, Arthur Hoyt, Edna Murphy, Richard Tucker
Similar movies  Related Archie Mayo movies

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My Man (1928) is a black and white part-talkie American comedy-drama musical film from Warner Bros. starring Fannie Brice and featuring Guinn "Big Boy" Williams. It was Fannie Brice's feature film debut at the age of 37. She was a star in the Ziegfeld Follies before she started acting in motion pictures. At the time this movie was made there were still some silent movies in production and being released. It would not be until 1929 that talking movies would completely take over, but Warner Bros. had completely stopped making silent movies and switched to sound pictures by the end of that year, either part talking or full talking. Warners would also start making movies in color as well as sound movies.



Fannie Brand (Fanny Brice), an industrious girl who supports her brother and sister by working in a theatrical costume house, falls in love with Joe Halsey (Guinn "Big Boy" Williams), a young fellow who earns a precarious living demonstrating an elastic exerciser in a drugstore window. Fannie and Joe set a date to be married, but the wedding is called off when Fannie finds Joe making love to her unprincipled sister, Edna (Edna Murphy). Fannie auditions for Landau (Andrés De Segurola), a theatrical producer, and goes on the Broadway stage. Fannie is a great success, and she and Joe soon find their way back into each other's arms.


  • Fanny Brice as Fannie Brand
  • Guinn "Big Boy" Williams as Joe Halsey
  • Edna Murphy as Edna Brand
  • Andrés De Segurola as Landau
  • Richard Tucker as Waldo
  • Billy Seay as Sammy
  • Arthur Hoyt as Thorne
  • Ann Brody as Mrs. Schultz
  • Clarissa Selwynne as Forelady
  • Songs

  • "I'd Rather Be Blue Over You" – Fred Fisher and Billy Rose
  • ""My Man"" – music by Maurice Yvain, lyrics by Channing Pollock
  • "Second Hand Rose" – music by James F. Hanley, lyrics by Grant Clarke
  • "If You Want the Rainbow, You Must Have the Rain" – music by Oscar Levant, lyrics by Mort Dixon and Billy Rose
  • "I'm An Indian" – music by Leo Edwards, lyrics by Blanche Merrill
  • "I Was a Floradora Baby" – music by Harry Carroll, lyrics by Ballard MacDonald
  • All songs sung by Fanny Brice
  • Premiere Vitaphone short subjects

    My Man premiered at the Warners' Theatre in Manhattan, New York City, on December 21, 1928.

    Film preservation

    According to, an incomplete version of this film survives. In addition to this incomplete copy, the full synchronized soundtrack (except the final reel) survives on Vitaphone discs, as well as the soundtrack for the theatrical trailer.


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