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The Florodora Girl (1930)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  31 May 1930 (USA)
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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. ... See full summary »

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Lawrence Gray ...
Jack
Walter Catlett ...
De Boer
Louis John Bartels ...
Hemingway
Ilka Chase ...
Fanny
Vivien Oakland ...
Maud
Jed Prouty ...
Old Man Dell
Claud Allister ...
Rumblesham
Sam Hardy ...
Nance O'Neil ...
Mrs. Vibart
Robert Bolder ...
Commodore
Jane Keithley ...
Constance
Maude Turner Gordon ...
Mrs. Caraway
George Chandler ...
Georgie Smith
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Vibart Child
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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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31 May 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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

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(ca 1768) (uncredited)
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Performed by a band outside the bar
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Davies Steals the Film
6 August 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Florodora Girl (1930)

*** (out of 4)

Set during the Gay Nineties, this film stars Marion Davies playing a chorus girl who is being taught how to play the "game" by a couple veterans. The game consists of landing a rich husband and she has one guy (Lawrence Gray) interested but the friends are constantly messing up the relationship. Soon the man finds himself broke and his mother objects to him marrying someone without money. It's funny but I never really considered Davies one of my favorite actresses but after viewing this movie I realized that I had seen the majority of her sound work, which is a lot more than I can say for some of my favorites. What I've come to realize with Davies is that even when the film isn't all that good and even when her performance might not be right, she still manages to come across very charming and fun. Whenever she is on she can be dynamite and that's exactly what she is in this piece, which has to be one of the best, if not the best film she did during the sound era. I was really impressed with how wonderful her performance was here because the comic timing was perfect but so was the more dramatic moments. I thought the first hour was extremely tight and well directed with Davies really going all out. There are countless funny situations and the majority of them work extremely well including one bit where she's on a swing with Gray. There's also a very funny sequence dealing with a "becoming a father" joke. Gray is also very good in his spot as the boyfriend and the rest of the supporting cast are good as well. With that said, there's no doubt that this film belongs to Davies. The final ten-minutes were originally shot in Technicolor but it has faded so bad that the sequence looks orange but I still enjoyed seeing Davies in somewhat color.


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