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The Smart Set (1928)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance, Sport | 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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Complete credited cast:
William Haines ... Tommy Van Buren
Jack Holt ... Nelson
Alice Day ... Polly Durant
Hobart Bosworth ... Mr. 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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When he starts loving-nothing can stop him! And nothing can stop you laughing at his dizzy adventures in love and smart doings! Breezy, sparkling, daring- as only Haines can be! (Print Ad- Times-Independent, ((Moab, Utah)) 28 March 1929) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sport

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Trivia

"The Big Four" was the actual name of the United States' polo team that played for the International Cup (also known as the Westchester Cup) against the team from the United Kingdom in matches from 1909 to at least 1927. Tommy, in this film, is said to be modeled after Thomas Hitchcock, Jr. (1900-1944), who was a member of the team that won four consecutive matches in 1921, 1924, 1927, and 1930. See more »

Quotes

Tommy: Is your father riding Pronto today?
Polly: No, he says Pronto's just like you... you've both been spoiled.
Tommy: I guess we're both on the blacklist.
Polly: You have no one to blame but yourself, Tommy.
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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 pronkerSee 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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1928 (USA) See more »

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(2007 alternate)

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