The Golden Arrow (1936)

68 or 70 mins | Comedy | 23 May 1936

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Writer:

Charles Kenyon

Producer:

Samuel Bischoff

Cinematographer:

Arthur Edeson

Editor:

Thomas Pratt

Production Designer:

Anton Grot

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
20 Jan 36
p. 14.
Daily Variety
1 May 36
p. 3.
Film Daily
4 May 36
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
1 May 36
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
30 Apr 36
p. 9.
Motion Picture Herald
8 Feb 36
p. 43.
Motion Picture Herald
9 May 36
pp. 42-43.
New York Times
4 May 36
p. 16.
Variety
6 May 36
p. 18.
CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
Naomi Judge
Billy Arnold
Saul Gorss
George Sorrell
Bob Murphy
Gordon Elliott
Don Brody
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PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A First National Picture
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Second asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Exec prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
2d cam
Asst cam
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Gowns
Ward
Ward
MUSIC
Mus score
Mus score
Vitaphone Orch cond
MAKEUP
Hair
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit mgr
Scr clerk
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Golden Arrow" by Michael Arlen in Liberty (14 Sep 1935).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 May 1936
Production Date:
began 20 January 1936
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
19 May 1936
Copyright Number:
LP6365
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
68 or 70
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
PCA No:
2025
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Daisy Appleby, the heiress to a facial cream fortune, is on vacation in Florida when she allows newspaperman Johnny Jones on board her yacht, mistaking him for a fellow socialite. At first she is furious when she discovers the mistake, but after a dull evening surrounded by Continental gigolos, Daisy goes slumming with Johnny. At the end of the evening, she proposes a marriage of convenience so that she can relax and find her ideal husband, while he writes his novel in comfort. Johnny does not know that Daisy is not really the Appleby heiress but a former waitress hired by the company as a publicity stunt. When Daisy goes to New York and tells the board of directors that she is married, the board sends the couple to honeymoon in Florida, but now want to control Johnny's public image as well as Daisy's. Johnny, still ignorant of Daisy's true identity, refuses to be manipulated by the company's public relations man Jorgenson, and begins dating oil heiress Hortense Burke-Meyers. Daisy is now truly in love with Johnny and asks her brother-in-law, Alfred Parker, to pose as an old beau in the hopes of making Johnny jealous. Her plan backfires when Hortense exposes Daisy's secret, but Johnny realizes his love for Daisy and the couple is ... +


Daisy Appleby, the heiress to a facial cream fortune, is on vacation in Florida when she allows newspaperman Johnny Jones on board her yacht, mistaking him for a fellow socialite. At first she is furious when she discovers the mistake, but after a dull evening surrounded by Continental gigolos, Daisy goes slumming with Johnny. At the end of the evening, she proposes a marriage of convenience so that she can relax and find her ideal husband, while he writes his novel in comfort. Johnny does not know that Daisy is not really the Appleby heiress but a former waitress hired by the company as a publicity stunt. When Daisy goes to New York and tells the board of directors that she is married, the board sends the couple to honeymoon in Florida, but now want to control Johnny's public image as well as Daisy's. Johnny, still ignorant of Daisy's true identity, refuses to be manipulated by the company's public relations man Jorgenson, and begins dating oil heiress Hortense Burke-Meyers. Daisy is now truly in love with Johnny and asks her brother-in-law, Alfred Parker, to pose as an old beau in the hopes of making Johnny jealous. Her plan backfires when Hortense exposes Daisy's secret, but Johnny realizes his love for Daisy and the couple is reunited. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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