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The Smart Set (1928)

Passed | | Comedy | 24 March 1928 (USA)
An American polo player, arrogant and full of himself, must vindicate his actions to win the heart of a girl, Polly, after getting himself booted off the U.S. polo team.

Director:

Jack Conway

Writers:

Byron Morgan (scenario), Ann Price (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Haines ... Tommy
Jack Holt ... Nelson
Alice Day ... Polly
Hobart Bosworth ... Durant
Coy Watson Coy Watson ... Sammy (as Coy Watson Jr.)
Constance Howard ... Cynthia
Paul Nicholson ... Mr. Van Buren
Julia Swayne Gordon ... Mrs. Van Buren
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An American polo player, arrogant and full of himself, must vindicate his actions to win the heart of a girl, Polly, after getting himself booted off the U.S. polo team.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Petulante See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2007 alternate)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Turner Classic Movies premiered the print on television on 2 December 2007. The only crew credits shown was on the title page ("A Jack Conway Production"); the crew credits in the IMDb database is from the AFI Catalogue of Feature Films, 1921-30, which are obtained from studio records and/or copyright submissions. See more »

Quotes

Nelson: Don't you know there are three other men on this team?
Tommy: If there are... they're keeping it a secret.
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Alternate Versions

In 2007, Turner Entertainment Co. copyrighted a 80-minute version of this film, with a new musical score composed by Marcus Sjowall. See more »

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I am a fan of Haines' ... generally ...
21 May 2014 | by sk-191-998879See all my reviews

... but this time the movie disappointed and it was due to Haines' performance. His mugging and manic energy were over the top; who would do more than tolerate this person, if even that? Yes, he's handsome and phenomenally talented with polo, we are told per the movie, and I was prepared to enjoy this movie despite its formulaic plot. What I came away with was, of all things, an appreciation of Jack Holt and polo playing! Holt showed his horse mastery well, and since the sport of polo is intriguing and one I enjoy watching without understanding much of it at all, that entertained me. Sorry, Mr. Haines, but your leading lady's attraction to you mystifies me and it never had before in your films. I am rating this 6 stars because of the high production values and, well, polo.


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