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Half Way to Heaven (1929)

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66 min | Drama, Romance

Nick, the "swing" man in a trapeze troupe, loves Greta Nelson, the girl in the act; and Tony, the "flyer," incurs his enmity as Greta seems to favor him; thus Nick fails to catch Tony, and Tony is killed. Ned Lee, a novice, reports for the...See moreNick, the "swing" man in a trapeze troupe, loves Greta Nelson, the girl in the act; and Tony, the "flyer," incurs his enmity as Greta seems to favor him; thus Nick fails to catch Tony, and Tony is killed. Ned Lee, a novice, reports for the next engagement. Meanwhile, Greta discovers that Nick purposely dropped Tony, and, frightened, she seeks refuge with Ned, with whom she falls in love. Greta remains with the act to protect Ned, and when the jealous Nick plots to kill him in a similar manner, Ned swings past him and hangs by his feet. After the show, a fight results in Nick's dismissal and the reunion of the lovers. See less
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Writers
George Abbott (adaptation) | Henry Leyford Gates (novel "Here Comes The Bandwagon") (as H.L. Gates) | Gerald Geraghty (titles)
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Updated Dec 14, 1929

Release date
Dec 14, 1929 (United States)

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15 cast members
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Jean Arthur
Greta Nelson Greta Nelson   See fewer
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Paul Lukas
Nick Pogli Nick Pogli   See fewer
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Helen Ware
Madame Elsie Madame Elsie   See fewer
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Oscar Apfel
Circus Manager Circus Manager   See fewer
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Edna West
Mrs. Lee Mrs. Lee   See fewer
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Michael Stuart
Eric Lee (as Nestor Aber) Eric Lee (as Nestor Aber)   See fewer
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Al Hill
Blackie Blackie   See fewer
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Ford West
Stationmaster Stationmaster   See fewer
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Guy Oliver
Farmer at Railroad Station Farmer at Railroad Station   See fewer
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Stanley Taylor
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 40 votes