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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:

Passed | See all certifications »
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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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Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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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 »

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Title Card: A dry morning after a wet night.
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28 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Smart Set, The (1928)

** (out of 4)

An obnoxious polo player (William Haines) thinks he's God's gift to everyone so he starts bothering the girl of his dreams (Alice Day), which doesn't sit too well with her boyfriend (Jack Holt). While the polo player gets on everyone's nerves, nothing really happens until he's kicked off the team, which makes the man think about his ways. This comedy isn't too good and is only really remembered for its actor Haines. Haines, an open homosexual, had his career ended by MGM when he refused to break up with his boyfriend but he went on to find fame as an interior decorator. I had heard mixed things about this film but it certainly didn't work for me. Haines' character is so damn obnoxious and mean you want to see him get the hell beat out of him and his "change" comes so quick that it's not believable for a single second. Alice Day doesn't lend much to her role either but Holt is pretty good in his small, supporting role. The comedy is pretty light and mainly relies on Haines bothering everyone, which again is annoying and not funny.


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