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The Golden Arrow (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Family | 23 May 1936 (USA)
A cafeteria cashier is hired by a cosmetic firm's publicity agent to live the life of Daisy Appleby, heiress to a fortune. Gossip about her will keep the Appleby name in the forefront. She ... See full summary »

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Directors: John Hough, Vincent McEveety
Stars: Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards
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A cafeteria cashier is hired by a cosmetic firm's publicity agent to live the life of Daisy Appleby, heiress to a fortune. Gossip about her will keep the Appleby name in the forefront. She proposes a marriage of convenience to reporter Johnny Jones (she can avoid fortune hunters, on her wealth he can write his novel). Johnny is unwilling to play escort at all her social affairs. After he is arrested for speeding, and on probation, she insists on it. In spite, he makes advances toward Hortense, the daughter of an oil tycoon, who tells him Daisy is a phoney. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Here She Is! The 1935 Academy Award Winner in her first picture since winning filmdom's highest honor - - the story of that famous "richest girl in the world" from Michael Arlen's daring tale of Florida's frenzied socialites!

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After being called back for retakes with George Brent in which they both had black eyes for comedic effect, Davis broke her contract and fled to England where she was sued by Warner Bros. for breach of contract. See more »

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Bette Davis showing her EXCELLENT talent
3 December 2003 | by (Central Pennsylvania USA) – See all my reviews

This is an EXCELLENT example of early Bette Davis talent. The production is above average for 1936 timeframe. I cannot understand why the owners of the rights to this film have not put it on DVD. Owners, PLEASE PLEASE release it. I would buy it immediately. I have not seen it in more than thirty years, on television, but remember it well.


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