The Palm Beach Girl (1926)

Comedy | 17 May 1926

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HISTORY

The film was photographed on location in Palm Beach, Miami Beach, Biscayne Bay and Lake Worth, FL, according to contemporary reviews. An earlier adaptation of H. M. Harwood's play was produced by the Empire All Star Company in 1917. Entitled Please Help Emily, that film was directed by Dell Henderson and starred Ann Murdock and Herbert Druce (see entry). ...

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The film was photographed on location in Palm Beach, Miami Beach, Biscayne Bay and Lake Worth, FL, according to contemporary reviews. An earlier adaptation of H. M. Harwood's play was produced by the Empire All Star Company in 1917. Entitled Please Help Emily, that film was directed by Dell Henderson and starred Ann Murdock and Herbert Druce (see entry).

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
4 Jul 1926
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Independent (St. Petersburg, FL)
22 Sep 1926
p. 3
New York Times
22 Jun 1926
p. 21
Variety
23 Jun 1926
p. 14
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
Erle Kenton
Dir
PRODUCERS
WRITERS
Story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Please Help Emily by H. M. Harwood (New York, 14 Aug 1916).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 May 1926
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
18 May 1926
LP22744
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,918
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

lEmily Bennett arrives in Palm Beach from a midwestern farm. Covered with soot from a tugboat, she is hustled into a jim crow bus by a bellboy, who refuses her tip but slips her a card suggesting that they meet later. Her aunts, Jerry and Beatrice, accompanied by society millionaire Jack Trotter and Julia, his companion, fail to recognize her until she wipes her nose with a handkerchief. Following several hours of hectic activity, the aunts struggle to transform Emily into a society debutante. When she is invited to christen Jack's motorboat, she nearly falls overboard, and later she discovers some bootleggers loading their wares into the boat. After a hair-raising ride, she is set adrift and is forced to operate the boat alone; eventually she succeeds in returning the craft to the race course, and through sheer luck she wins the race and Jack as ...

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lEmily Bennett arrives in Palm Beach from a midwestern farm. Covered with soot from a tugboat, she is hustled into a jim crow bus by a bellboy, who refuses her tip but slips her a card suggesting that they meet later. Her aunts, Jerry and Beatrice, accompanied by society millionaire Jack Trotter and Julia, his companion, fail to recognize her until she wipes her nose with a handkerchief. Following several hours of hectic activity, the aunts struggle to transform Emily into a society debutante. When she is invited to christen Jack's motorboat, she nearly falls overboard, and later she discovers some bootleggers loading their wares into the boat. After a hair-raising ride, she is set adrift and is forced to operate the boat alone; eventually she succeeds in returning the craft to the race course, and through sheer luck she wins the race and Jack as well.

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Sub-genre:
Society


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AFI Life Achievement Award

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