Wedding Bill$ (1927)

These stills are in order by still number.  This could be the correct order for story continuity, or just the order in which they were photographed. Wedding Bill$ is a lost film, so I don't know what order the pictures appeared in the film.

Raymond Griffith and Anne Sheridan in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

Raymond Griffith and Anne Sheridan

Raymond Griffith in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

Raymond Griffith (and Louis Stern?)

Raymond Griffith in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

Raymond Griffith

Raymond Griffith and Anne Sheridan in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

Anne Sheridan and Raymond Griffith

Hallam Cooley, Tom Guise and Raymond Griffith in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

Hallam Cooley, Tom Guise and Raymond Griffith

Anne Sheridan and Raymond Griffith in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

Anne Sheridan and Raymond Griffith

Raymond Griffith in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

Raymond Griffith

Hallam Cooley and Raymond Griffith in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

Hallam Cooley (left), Raymond Griffith (right)

Hallam Cooley and Raymond Griffith in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

Hallam Cooley and Raymond Griffith

Raymond Griffith in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

Raymond Griffith and Hallam Cooley

Raymond Griffith and Tom Guise in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

Raymond Griffith and Tom Guise

Raymond Griffith and Vivian Oakland in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

Raymond Griffith and Vivien Oakland

Tom Guise and Raymond Griffith in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

Tom Guise and Raymond Griffith

Tom Guise, Raymond Griffith, and Edgar Kennedy in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

Raymond Griffith and Tom Guise, Edgar Kennedy (with moustache) listens behind them.

Tom Guise, Raymond Griffith, and Edgar Kennedy in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

Here's a great example of how the Paramount Studios numbered their movie stills. This is the same photograph, but one coast numbers this production 1053 and the other coast's studio numbered it 634.  The bottom still has more contrast; you can see the lines on Tom Guise's face. The top photo has a better gray-scale, and looks less harsh. The sides are cropped slightly differently too.

Raymond Griffith and Anne Sheridan in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

Anne Sheridan and Raymond Griffith

Raymond Griffith and Anne Sheridan in WEDDING BILL$(1927).

Hallam Cooley, Raymond Griffith, and Anne Sheridan

Raymond Griffith in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

Anne Sheridan and Raymond Griffith

Raymond Griffith and Hallam Cooley in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

Hallam Cooley and Raymond Griffith

Raymond Griffith in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

Raymond Griffith as quarterback

Hallam Cooley and Raymond Griffith in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

Hallam Cooley and Raymond Griffith

Hallam Coley and Raymond Griffith in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

Hallam Cooley, Raymond Griffith

Raymond Griffith and Vivian Oakland in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

Raymond Griffith, Vivien Oakland

Tom Guise, Raymond Griffith and Vivian Oakland in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

Tom Guise, Raymond Griffith, and Vivien Oakland

Raymond Griffith and Anne Sheridan in WEDDING BILL$ (1927)

This production still does not show a scene from the film.

Raymond Griffith publicity photo for WEDDING BILL$ (1927). He is standing with explorer Richard Byrd.

This is a publicity photo famed explorer Richard Byrd after Byrd's historic flight to the North Pole.  It has since been determined that he didn't quite make it due to mechanical problems.


Hailed as one of the mile-a-minute type of comedies that established Raymond Griffith as a star, "Wedding Bills," his new Paramount picture, comes to the Fairfax theater today.

The story opens up with Griffith sound asleep at a friend's wedding but from that point on little sleeping is done as Griffith labors furiously and uproariously to save his best pal from the machinations of a blonde vamp and to win a charmer of the same preferred coloring for himself.

A diamond necklace disappears and nothing contriutes so much to the success of a Griffith picture as disappearing jewelry or other valuables, as those who remember "Paths to Paradise," or "Hands Up," will testify.

Ann Sheridan, a newcomer to the films, who won her big chance through her work as one of the chorus girls in "Casey at the Bat," with Wallace Berry, is the leading woman for Griffith. She is a striking blonde beauty, just 19 years old, and said to be exceptionally clever as an actress.

Miami News, May 28, 1927

 

Raymond Griffith's Latest Film Comedy at Sarasota

When the wedding bells are through ringing, there are the bills to pay, but sometimes there's a great deal more to it than that, as the action of "Wedding Bills," Raymond Griffith's latest Paramount comedy coming today to the Sarasota Theatre, proves.

If you've been an harassed best man, you can appreciate how Ray feels when life is just one wedding after another with no prospect of immediate relief from the ardous duties of chief nuptial assistant. He swears off all weddings, but to no avail, for his best friend decides to get married, and Ray has to be there to lend moral support. A blonde vamp, and a supersensitive bride contribute to the sum of uncertainties, and the trouble commences. Ray is elected to pacify the vamp who is much perturbed over the coming wedding since she was once sweetheart of Tom Milbank, the bridegroom Moreover she holds certain letter of his that if shown to the jealous bride would break up the romance. The price of her consent to the marriage seems to be a $20,000 necklace.

Ray contracts to get this on approval at a jewelers, and steal it back from the vamp later, but alas for all well laid plans. He gets the jewels all right, but in doing so falls in love with a beautiful unknown, and when he finds that she is secretary to Tom's father, her proximity adds to his confusion. The necklace develops a way of disappearing, and the panic is on. The clever Ray, however hits upon the solution, but only after a series of episodes in which the well-known high hat comedian exhibits every trick in his well-stocked repertoire. The laughs are plentiful.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Oct. 18, 1927


with Raymond Griffith, Anne Sheridan, Vivian Oakland, and Edgar Kennedy. Directed by Erle C. Kenton. Paramount.

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