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Party Girl (1930)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 1 January 1930 (USA)
Jay Rountree, son of a wealthy manufacturer and young, rising businessman, gets caught up in a web involving an escort service or 'party girls.' While eluding the wily Diana Holster, the ... See full summary »

Director:

Victor Halperin (as Rex Hale)

Writers:

Edwin Balmer (novel), George Draney (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Jay Rountree
Jeanette Loff ... Ellen Powell
Judith Barrie ... Leeda Cather
Marie Prevost ... Diana Hoster
John St. Polis ... John Rountree
Sammy Blum ... Sam Metten
Harry Northrup ... Robert Lowry
Almeda Fowler ... Maude Lindsay
Hal Price ... Lew Albans
Charles Giblyn Charles Giblyn ... Lawrence Doyle
Sidney D'Albrook Sidney D'Albrook ... Investigator
Lucien Prival ... Paul Newcast
Florence Dudley ... Miss Manning
Earl Burtnett Earl Burtnett ... Orchestra Leader (as Earl Burtnett and His Biltmore Orchestra and Trio)
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Jay Rountree, son of a wealthy manufacturer and young, rising businessman, gets caught up in a web involving an escort service or 'party girls.' While eluding the wily Diana Holster, the self-proclaimed Queen of the Party Girls, he manages to get trapped in a web spun by Leeda Cather and her supposed mother and, much to his consternation and to the surprise of his fiancée, Jay soon finds himself an unhappily married man. And, as events would show, Diana isn't all that happy, herself. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The shocking story of love for sale! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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The film holds the record for the longest transfer from banned status to original release in UK history. It was rejected for cinema in 1930 by the BBFC and remained unreleased until 2003 when it was passed with a PG rating. See more »

Quotes

Ellen Powell: He's been tricked!
Diana Hoster: Tricked my ankle.
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Features Chicken a La King (1928) See more »

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Farewell
Words and Music by Harry Stoddard and Marcy Klauber
Copyright 1930 by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co
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Downtown Tarts served up hot.
5 August 2004 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

Dear Me! What a creaky talkie social shocker! Made really in 1929 with absolutely the most primitive sound recording, PARTY GIRL has all those Singin In The Rain sound recording problems (and solutions) evident: like the mic in the vase of flowers or on someone's shoulder or in a lampshade. Often one only one actor in a scene can be heard, or they turn their head out of range etc...all very funny etc. BUT this is otherwise a well staged sex expose made by the never heard of PERSONALITY PICTURES who really sound like a chorus girl racket itself. The film itself is a social morality play about a chorus girl racket and their high rise bed hopping antics ruining young mens lives and contorting business contracts from rightful owners. It also has all those great cliche scenes of tubby old fellers in tuxedos manhandling squealing 18 year old flappers at gin parties at the office. A good scene is a party in a wharehouse where guests actually drive into the goods lift and right up to the 11th floor and zoom directly into the room. Douglas Farbanks Jr is the handsome misled hero bedded by a floozie schemed by her conniving mother! The furniture and clothes alone are enough to watch this genuinely thoroughly modern 20s adult drama. I bought a dvd of this film for $5 in Sydney last week and the quality is quite good.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dangerous Business See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

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1.37 : 1
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