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The Devil's Holiday (1930)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 9 May 1930 (USA)
A savvy city girl is hired to sugar an earnest farm boy into a business deal, but loses her heart.

Director:

Edmund Goulding

Writers:

Edmund Goulding (screenplay), Edmund Goulding (story)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Nancy Carroll ... Hallie Hobart
Phillips Holmes ... David Stone
James Kirkwood ... Mark Stone
Hobart Bosworth ... Ezra Stone
Ned Sparks ... Charlie Thorne
Morgan Farley ... Monkey McConnell
Jed Prouty ... Kent Carr
Paul Lukas ... Dr. Reynolds
Zasu Pitts ... Ethel
Morton Downey ... Freddie
Guy Oliver ... Hammond
Jessie Pringle Jessie Pringle ... Aunt Betty
Wade Boteler ... House Detective
Laura La Varnie Laura La Varnie ... Madame Bernstein (as Laura Le Vernie)
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Storyline

A savvy city girl is hired to sugar an earnest farm boy into a business deal, but loses her heart.

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Taglines:

SUCKERS! SINNERS! SAINTS! She toyed with them - scoffed at them - laughed at them --- until she was caught in the toils of her own net! (original poster)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Diabelskie wakacje See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Connections

Alternate-language version of La fiesta del diablo (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

You Are a Song
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Music by Edmund Goulding
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Excellent: Amongst the Best of the 30's Oscar Nominee
5 February 2016 | by carving-1See all my reviews

Stellar performances by Nancy Carroll and Phillips Holmes as well as supporting actors and you are in for a real treat if you like human drama. The directing by Edmund Goulding is able to achieve the right conclusion and you can see that a lot of effort was put into this movie which was produced in 1930, a time when talkies have been out for only a few years. Edmund Goulding also wrote the screenplay for the movie. This movie has substance. There is character development by several characters and spiritual overtones. What is greater than being selfish and "bad" and admitting it? With inimitable virtuosity, Nancy Carroll is able to traverse this course of human change. She incidentally was nominated for an Oscar in 1930 for this movie. Phillips Holmes is able to play his difficult part to the hilt as a naive and sweet character hopelessly in love. Actually, these two are magic together as can be seen in the movies Stolen Heaven and Broken Lullaby.


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