The Devil's Holiday (1930)

Romance | 9 May 1930

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HISTORY

Paramount also produced Spanish, German, Italian, French, and Swedish-language versions of The Devil's Holiday. For information on those films, please consult the entry for La fiesta del diablo. Nancy Carroll received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her work on this film. ...

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Paramount also produced Spanish, German, Italian, French, and Swedish-language versions of The Devil's Holiday. For information on those films, please consult the entry for La fiesta del diablo. Nancy Carroll received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her work on this film.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
EHW
17 May 1930
p. 41
Film Daily
11 May 1930
p. 10
New York Times
10 May 1930
p. 25
Variety
14 May 1930
p. 39
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 May 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 9 May 1930
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Paramount-Publix Corp.
23 May 1930
LP1326
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,743
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Hallie Hobart, a man-hating manicurist in a western hotel, builds up a small fortune through side deals with farm machinery salesmen; thus she meets David Stone, the unsophisticated young son of Ezra, a wealthy wheat farmer, and leads him into falling in love with her. But his brother Mark comes to the city to save him from her intrigues, and enraged by his branding her a cheat, she plots revenge. When David proposes marriage, she accepts him; at the farm, Stone forces Mark to be polite; but Ezra is incensed to learn she does not love his son, and she exacts a price to leave them. Later, he appears at her hotel, where she is holding a farewell party, and she begins to regret her action. When David begins to suffer from mental strain, Hallie returns the money, seeking his forgiveness, and they are ...

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Hallie Hobart, a man-hating manicurist in a western hotel, builds up a small fortune through side deals with farm machinery salesmen; thus she meets David Stone, the unsophisticated young son of Ezra, a wealthy wheat farmer, and leads him into falling in love with her. But his brother Mark comes to the city to save him from her intrigues, and enraged by his branding her a cheat, she plots revenge. When David proposes marriage, she accepts him; at the farm, Stone forces Mark to be polite; but Ezra is incensed to learn she does not love his son, and she exacts a price to leave them. Later, he appears at her hotel, where she is holding a farewell party, and she begins to regret her action. When David begins to suffer from mental strain, Hallie returns the money, seeking his forgiveness, and they are reconciled.

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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