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The Florodora Girl (1930)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 31 May 1930 (USA)
A chorus girl gets bad advice from her fellow chorines in handling a rich suitor who assumes she is a gold-digger. But she assumes he is after "one thing" and is holding out for marriage. ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Lawrence Gray ...
Jack Vibart
Walter Catlett ...
De Boer
Louis John Bartels ...
Oliver Hemingway
Ilka Chase ...
Fanny
Vivien Oakland ...
Maud
Jed Prouty ...
Old Man Dell
Claud Allister ...
Lord Rumblesham
Sam Hardy ...
Nance O'Neil ...
Mrs. Vibart
Robert Bolder ...
Commodore - Stage Doorman
Jane Keithley ...
Constance Caraway
Maude Turner Gordon ...
Mrs. Caraway
George Chandler ...
Georgie Smith
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Younger Vibart Daughter
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A chorus girl gets bad advice from her fellow chorines in handling a rich suitor who assumes she is a gold-digger. But she assumes he is after "one thing" and is holding out for marriage. After meeting his mother, she learns that her beau is engaged to a society girl. He loses his money and they drift apart. But after making a new fortune, he comes to the theater. Written by Ed Lorusso

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Drama | Romance

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31 May 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Florodora Girl (A Story of the Gay Nineties)  »

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Trivia

This was the film which opened the famous Pantages Theatre at Hollywood and Vine. See more »

Goofs

In the beach scene, which begins Reel #3 @ 0:18:40, the opening shot begins with the clapper boy crossing the set with clapper in hand, obviously a modern day printing error in the version presently in circulation which 1930 audiences would not have witnessed. See more »

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Featured in Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Annie Rooney
(1890) (uncredited)
Written by Michael Nolan
Performed by Marion Davies and the gang at the beach as part of a medley
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Davies Shines in Gay Nineties' Romp
6 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

While not one of her most entertaining outings, "The Florodora Girl" has much to recommend it, especially in its musical interludes which a provide a feast of 1890's songs. Just about all these are well rendered by Miss Davies and chorus. Mr Gray, "who sings better than he talks" (as Mordaunt Hall aptly commented), has only the one number and irritatingly not only fails to join in singing the climactic, real Florodora hit, "Tell Me, Pretty Maiden", but actually louses it up. This is the way of the plot which tends to hamper the movie at every turn of its routine screws.

Some poorly contrived humorous interludes with over-enthusiastic Walter Catlett, and Harry Beaumont's rather routine, static and uninspired direction do little to help; but fortunately the movie offers plenty of visual compensations by way of its lavish sets and costumes, in addition to the aural appeal of its music score.


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