Page Miss Glory (1935)

90 or 92-93 mins | Comedy | 7 September 1935

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Cinematographer:

George Folsey

Editor:

William Clemens

Production Designer:

Robert Haas

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Productions Corp.
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HISTORY

Actor Barton MacLane's surname was misspelled "McLane" in the onscreen credits. Contemporary sources note that Page Miss Glory was Cosmopolitan's first production for Warner Bros. release after the company left M-G-M. As noted in the NYT review, the film also marked Marion Davies' return to the screen after an extended hiatus. DV noted that Paul de Rincon was a French tennis champ whom Mervyn LeRoy met on his recent around the world tour and that Gayne Whitman was a local radio player. According to Var , the West Coast preview was 75 minutes as opposed to the 93 minutes it ran in its Broadway showing. According to a news item in DV , Warner Bros. denied that William Randolph Hearst had demanded the play be shelved. The studio bought the play for Davies for $72,500. According to modern sources, Frank Borzage was originally scheduled to direct this ... More Less

Actor Barton MacLane's surname was misspelled "McLane" in the onscreen credits. Contemporary sources note that Page Miss Glory was Cosmopolitan's first production for Warner Bros. release after the company left M-G-M. As noted in the NYT review, the film also marked Marion Davies' return to the screen after an extended hiatus. DV noted that Paul de Rincon was a French tennis champ whom Mervyn LeRoy met on his recent around the world tour and that Gayne Whitman was a local radio player. According to Var , the West Coast preview was 75 minutes as opposed to the 93 minutes it ran in its Broadway showing. According to a news item in DV , Warner Bros. denied that William Randolph Hearst had demanded the play be shelved. The studio bought the play for Davies for $72,500. According to modern sources, Frank Borzage was originally scheduled to direct this film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
26 Jan 35
p. 2.
Daily Variety
2 Apr 35
p. 1.
Daily Variety
12 Apr 35
p. 5.
Daily Variety
14 May 35
p. 1.
Daily Variety
3 Jul 35
p. 3.
Film Daily
8 Jul 35
p. 17.
Hollywood Reporter
27 Mar 35
p. 1.
Hollywood Reporter
3 Jul 35
p. 9.
Motion Picture Herald
8 Jun 35
p. 94, 96
Motion Picture Herald
13 Jul 35
p. 57.
New York Times
29 Aug 35
p. 25.
Variety
4 Sep 35
p. 14.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Cosmopolitan Production
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
Gowns
MUSIC
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Page Miss Glory by Joseph Shrank and Philip Dunning (New York, 27 Nov 1934).
SONGS
"Page Miss Glory," music and lyrics by Harry Warren and Al Dubin.
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 September 1935
Premiere Information:
Roadshow release date: 24 August 1935
Production Date:
2 April--15 May 1935
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
30 July 1935
Copyright Number:
LP5687
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
90 or 92-93
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
PCA No:
984
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Finding themselves short of funds, Click Wiley, Ed Olson and his girl friend Gladys concoct a composite photo of the most beautiful women in Hollywood in order to win a beauty contest and its cash prize. The photo of the woman, whom they name Dawn Glory, wins, and for a while, despite pressure from reporters and advertisers, they are able to keep up the pretense that she exists. Stunt pilot Bingo Nelson falls in love with Dawn Glory's photograph and proposes marriage from his airplane. Meanwhile, the hotel chambermaid, country girl Loretta, has fallen in love with Bingo's picture, so when Click needs a real voice to answer Bingo's proposal over the air, she is willing to provide it. Slattery, a persistent reporter, discovers Click's confidence man background and threatens to tell everyone if he doesn't produce Dawn in person. In desperation, Click tells him the truth, that there is no Dawn Glory, but Slattery does not believe him. Click is in trouble until Gladys finds that Loretta has tried on the dress designed especially for Dawn. With her new hairdo, Loretta looks just like the photograph, so Click convinces her to impersonate Dawn for the advertisers, and they all become rich. Loretta is unhappy, however, because Click keeps her away from Bingo for fear that he will discover the truth. Click tries to have Bingo kidnapped, but Loretta asks her former fellow maid to bring him to her apartment. Bingo asks her to elope with him, and she agrees after telling him that she is not Dawn Glory. Before they can leave, the kidnappers break into the apartment and kidnap ... +


Finding themselves short of funds, Click Wiley, Ed Olson and his girl friend Gladys concoct a composite photo of the most beautiful women in Hollywood in order to win a beauty contest and its cash prize. The photo of the woman, whom they name Dawn Glory, wins, and for a while, despite pressure from reporters and advertisers, they are able to keep up the pretense that she exists. Stunt pilot Bingo Nelson falls in love with Dawn Glory's photograph and proposes marriage from his airplane. Meanwhile, the hotel chambermaid, country girl Loretta, has fallen in love with Bingo's picture, so when Click needs a real voice to answer Bingo's proposal over the air, she is willing to provide it. Slattery, a persistent reporter, discovers Click's confidence man background and threatens to tell everyone if he doesn't produce Dawn in person. In desperation, Click tells him the truth, that there is no Dawn Glory, but Slattery does not believe him. Click is in trouble until Gladys finds that Loretta has tried on the dress designed especially for Dawn. With her new hairdo, Loretta looks just like the photograph, so Click convinces her to impersonate Dawn for the advertisers, and they all become rich. Loretta is unhappy, however, because Click keeps her away from Bingo for fear that he will discover the truth. Click tries to have Bingo kidnapped, but Loretta asks her former fellow maid to bring him to her apartment. Bingo asks her to elope with him, and she agrees after telling him that she is not Dawn Glory. Before they can leave, the kidnappers break into the apartment and kidnap Loretta, but Bingo rescues her and they fly over town together announcing their engagement. +

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