MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 179,658 this week

The Life of the Party (1930)

Passed  |   |  Comedy  |  25 October 1930 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 114 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 2 critic

Two attractive female song-pluggers decide to become gold-diggers, with comic results.

Director:

Writers:

(by) (as Melville Crossman) , (dialogue)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 224 titles
created 27 Sep 2012
 
list image
a list of 2600 titles
created 10 Jul 2013
 
a list of 236 titles
created 26 Dec 2013
 
a list of 100 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 330 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Life of the Party (1930)

The Life of the Party (1930) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Life of the Party.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Alan Crosland
Stars: Arthur Lake, Betty Compson, Joe E. Brown
Up the River (1930)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When paroled trustee Steve and former inmate Judy who try to put their criminal lives behind them are blackmailed, two career criminals come to their rescue.

Director: John Ford
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Claire Luce, Warren Hymer
Certificate: Passed Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Kitty Bellairs, a flirtatious young woman of 18th Century England, cuts a swath of broken hearts and romantic conquests as she visits a resort with her sister.

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Claudia Dell, Ernest Torrence, Walter Pidgeon
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Filmed operetta in technicolor based on hit play/book that opened on Broadway in 1922 and ran 232 performances.

Director: John Francis Dillon
Stars: Vivienne Segal, Allan Prior, Walter Pidgeon
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Frank Lloyd
Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Constance Bennett, Anders Randolf
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An upper-crust artist hires a 'party girl' as a model; romance follows.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ralph Graves, Lowell Sherman
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Larry Fellowes of Fellowes Publishing wants Kate to write her next book about the 'Office Wife'. The personal secretary/stenographer spends more time with the busy executive and makes more ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Dorothy Mackaill, Lewis Stone, Natalie Moorhead
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Constance Bennett, Erich von Stroheim, Anthony Bushell
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Vice lord Dominic has brought Swifty Dorgan east to do a job for him. When Swifty appears to have died falling from a train, detective Henderson impersonates him hoping to get into the mob.... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline
Stars: Alice White, Edward G. Robinson, Neil Hamilton
Certificate: Passed Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An airplane carrying three Brits--Major Crespin, his wife Lucille, and Dr. Trahern--crash lands in the kingdom of Rukh. The Rajah holds them prisoner because the British are about to ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: George Arliss, Ralph Forbes, H.B. Warner
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In czarist Russia, a princess falls for a dashing bandit leader, but their romance proves a stormy one.

Directors: Lionel Barrymore, Hal Roach
Stars: Lawrence Tibbett, Catherine Dale Owen, Nance O'Neil
Certificate: Passed Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Ma Delano (La Verne) runs a boardwalk penny arcade, living upstairs with her sons (Cagney and Gallagher) and daughter (Knapp). Story involves rum running, accidental murder and a frame-up.

Director: John G. Adolfi
Stars: Grant Withers, Lucille La Verne, Warren Hymer
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Winnie Lightner ...
Flo
Irene Delroy ...
Dot
Jack Whiting ...
A.J. Smith
Charles Butterworth ...
Colonel Joy
Charles Judels ...
Mons. LeMaire
John Davidson ...
Mr. Smith
Arthur Hoyt ...
Secretary
Edit

Storyline

Broadway song-pluggers Flo and Dot, besieged with admirers, are fired; disgusted with men, they decide to become gold-diggers. After a first success in "taking" fashion retailer LeMaire, they try the millionaires' playground of Havana, where mistaken identities bring their schemes to comic confusion. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

SHE'S A PANIC! Wise-Cracking "Gold Diggers" Star in a new 1930 laugh riot! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 October 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Charivari  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title credits on the present surviving version, as well as the anachronistically more modern music behind them, were designed in the 1950s for the television release. The original material and musical accompaniment begins with the first title card, "New York was originally purchased from the Indians..." See more »

Connections

References Mammy (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Somehow
(uncredited)
Music by Frederick Loewe
Lyrics by Earle Crooker
Cut from the final print, but possibly played as background music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Winnie Lightner steals the show
20 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

I can't understand why it is rated so low, it was really a joy to watch and the characters were all so well formed, I think this film may have helped inspire some like it hot, it has brilliant, witty characters, and it's great for all the pre-code fans. It tells a tale of two ambitious gold diggers, and it's such a shame the musical numbers were cut out and the Technicolor lost, but still a very fun film, also starring the beautiful Ziegfeld girl Irene Delroy, her and Winnie contrast and their opposites attract and they make a wonderful pair. I watched this film for Winnie Lightner but I was introduced to a few other forgotten stars and they were just spectacular, they were played with a lot of charisma and quirkiness.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Life of the Party (1930) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?