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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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Taglines:

MARION DAVIES IN A STORY THAT CARRIES YOU BACK TO THE BOLD BAD NINETIES (Print ad- Albany Evening Journal, ((Albany, NY)) 1 August 1930)

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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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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Trivia

Although included among the more than 700 features in the original 1956 MGM television package, this one's age and obscurity destined it for only a handful of presentations, in less predominant markets, among them Wednesday 22 June 1960 on KYW (Channel 3) in Cleveland, Ohio, and Sunday 24 July 1960 on KPHO (Channel 5) in Phoenix, Arizona. Today's vintage film enthusiasts have it much better, with an occasional welcome showing on Turner Classic Movies, and its original finale now restored in 2-strip Technicolor. 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

De Boer: That Yale team is certainly a humdinger!
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Pass the Beer and Pretzels
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Herbert Stothart
Lyrics by Clifford Grey and Andy Rice
Performed by Marion Davies and the gang at the beach as part of a medley
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Marion Davies is something else
17 January 2019 | by InduswaSee all my reviews

I've never seen a Marion Davies movie before. I had heard of her of course. Shacking up with that creep Hearst is skin crawling. She went for the money I guess.

But that aside, she was an excellent comedian actress. I was completely surprised when watching this film that Davies totally takes over your attention. Everyone in this film is a good actor but she lights up the screen in every scene she's in.

Her timing is flawless and her performance seems effortless. I had read that at social gatherings she was the life of the party and that Hearst couldn't take his eyes off of her. This movie kind of illustrates that.

I like to pick out the flaws of actors and movies because Hollywood is so self absorbed. But Davies was something else in this film.


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