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The Florodora Girl (1930)

Passed | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 31 May 1930 (USA)
The married friends of a New York chorus girl encourage her to pursue a handsome but poor socialite.

Director:

Harry Beaumont

Writers:

Gene Markey (story), Gene Markey (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marion Davies ... Daisy Dell
Lawrence Gray ... Jack Vibart
Walter Catlett ... De Boer
Louis John Bartels ... Oliver Hemingway
Ilka Chase ... Fanny
Vivien Oakland ... Maud
Jed Prouty ... Old Man Dell
Claud Allister ... Lord Rumblesham
Sam Hardy ... Harry Fontaine
Nance O'Neil ... Mrs. Vibart
Robert Bolder ... Commodore - Stage Doorman
Jane Keithley ... Constance Caraway
Maude Turner Gordon Maude Turner Gordon ... Mrs. Caraway
George Chandler ... Georgie Smith
Anita Louise ... Younger Vibart Daughter
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Storyline

A chorus girl gets bad advice from her fellow chorines in handling a rich suitor who assumes she is a gold-digger. But she assumes he is after "one thing" and is holding out for marriage. After meeting his mother, she learns that her beau is engaged to a society girl. He loses his money and they drift apart. But after making a new fortune, he comes to the theater. Written by Ed Lorusso

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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Florodora Girl (A Story of the Gay Nineties) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Black and White | Color (2-strip Technicolor) (finale)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of three films Marion Davies starred in with Lawrence Gray. See more »

Goofs

In the beach scene, which begins Reel #3 @ 0:18:40, the opening shot begins with the clapper boy crossing the set with clapper in hand, obviously a modern day printing error in the version presently in circulation which 1930 audiences would not have witnessed. See more »

Quotes

Maud: Oh, fudge!
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Connections

Featured in Captured on Film: The True Story of Marion Davies (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Ach Du Lieber Augustine
(ca 1768) (uncredited)
Traditional German folksong
Performed by a band outside the bar
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Nice period comedy
13 March 2001 | by psteierSee all my reviews

The late 1890's are lovingly reconstructed, with wonderful costumes and nice sets. Very good script. Marion Davies as a chorus girl who doesn't want to be a rich man's toy has lots of chances to show her stuff. There is only one Floradora dance routine and it is quite calm. The final scenes are in two color Technicolor.


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