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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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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:

A fast and furious modern merry-go-round of falsehood and frame-ups romance and realism. (Print Ad- Leader-Post, ((Regina, Sask.)) 4 July 1930) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed
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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Features Nancy Carroll's only Oscar nominated performance. See more »

Connections

Alternate-language version of Sonntag des Lebens (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

You Are a Song
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Music by Edmund Goulding
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bearable if you like the stars
3 June 2011 | by mukava991See all my reviews

Edmund Goulding's morality tale stars Nancy Carroll as a pretty, gold digging manicurist who attracts the wealthy heir to a harvesting machine fortune (Phillips Holmes). After he pursues her energetically, she agrees to marry him, but when he brings her home to his family's country estate, his father (Hobart Bosworth in a plummy performance right out of 19th century melodrama) summons her to his den for a confrontation about her true motives. There, he swiftly draws out the worst in her and offers her $50,000 to end the marriage. Meanwhile, out on the staircase, the young husband falls and injures himself severely during a violent confrontation with his disapproving older brother. Nouveau riche Nancy nevertheless high tails it back to the big city to spend freely and pack for a dream trip to Paris. Trouble is, she slowly realizes she actually loves Holmes, now a semi-invalid. Can she, will she, redeem herself? It doesn't take long to find out in the perfunctorily structured plot resolution. Holmes and Carroll are more convincing here than in another pairing from around the same time ("Stolen Heaven," 1931).


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