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The Golden Arrow (1936)

 -  Comedy  -  23 May 1936 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Daisy Appleby
George Brent ...
Johnny Jones
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Mr. Meyers
Dick Foran ...
Tommy Blake
Carol Hughes ...
Hortense Burke-Meyers
Catherine Doucet ...
Miss Pommesby
Craig Reynolds ...
Jorgenson
Ivan Lebedeff ...
Count Guilliano
G.P. Huntley ...
Aubrey Rutherford (as G.P. Huntley Jr.)
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
DeWolfe
Henry O'Neill ...
Mr. Appleby
Eddie Acuff ...
Davis
Earle Foxe ...
Alfred Parker
Rafael Storm ...
Prince Peter
E.E. Clive ...
Walker
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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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Works way better then you would think.
27 October 2006 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

At first sight this movie doesn't look like a particular great one. After all a Bette Davis movies with only 166 votes on IMDb and a rating of 6,5 must be a rather bad one. But the movie turned out to be a delightful and original surprise.

You would at first expect that this is a normal average typical '30's movie with a formulaic love-story but the movie is surprisingly well constructed and has an unusual and original story, which also helps to make this movie a very pleasant one to watch.

The story is carried by its two main characters played by Bette Davis and George Brent. Their helped by a cast of mostly amusing characters but the movie mainly involves just around them two. Their character are involved in a most unusual and clever written love-story that work humorous as well. It makes this movie a delightful little comedy to watch, that is perfectly entertaining.

The movie is quite short (just over an hour long), which means that the story doesn't waste any time on needless plot lines, development and characters. It makes the movie also rather fast paced, which helps to make this movie a perfectly watchable one by todays standards as well. It does perhaps makes the movie a bit of a simple one at times but this never goes at the expense of its entertainment or fun.

A delightful pleasant simple romantic-comedy that deserves to be seen by more!

8/10

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