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The Devil's Holiday (1930)

1930 American Pre-Code film starring Nancy Carroll, Phillips Holmes, ZaSu Pitts, James Kirkwood, Sr., Hobart Bosworth, and Ned Sparks, and released by Paramount Pictures.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Hallie Hobart
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Mark Stone
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Ezra Stone
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Charlie Thorne
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Kent Carr
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Dr. Reynolds
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Ethel
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Freddie (the tenor)
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Jessie Pringle ...
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Madame Bernstein (as Laura Le Vernie)
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1930 American Pre-Code film starring Nancy Carroll, Phillips Holmes, ZaSu Pitts, James Kirkwood, Sr., Hobart Bosworth, and Ned Sparks, and released by Paramount Pictures.

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Suckers!-Sinners!-Saints! She toyed with them - scoffed at them - laughed at them - until she was caught in toils of her own net! (Poster).

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Drama | Romance

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9 May 1930 (USA)  »

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Diabelskie wakacje  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Connections

Alternate-language version of La vacanza del diavolo (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

You Are a Song
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Music by Edmund Goulding
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Excellent: Amongst the Best of the 30's Oscar Nominee
5 February 2016 | by (Saxtons River, Vermont USA) – See all my reviews

Stellar performances by Nancy Carroll and Phillips Holmes as well as supporting actors and you are in for a real treat if you like human drama. The directing by Edmund Goulding is able to achieve the right conclusion and you can see that a lot of effort was put into this movie which was produced in 1930, a time when talkies have been out for only a few years. Edmund Goulding also wrote the screenplay for the movie. This movie has substance. There is character development by several characters and spiritual overtones. What is greater than being selfish and "bad" and admitting it? With inimitable virtuosity, Nancy Carroll is able to traverse this course of human change. She incidentally was nominated for an Oscar in 1930 for this movie. Phillips Holmes is able to play his difficult part to the hilt as a naive and sweet character hopelessly in love. Actually, these two are magic together as can be seen in the movies Stolen Heaven and Broken Lullaby.


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