The Hot Heiress (1931)

80-81 or 85 mins | Romantic comedy | 28 March 1931

Director:

Clarence G. Badger

Writer:

Herbert Fields

Cinematographer:

Sol Polito

Editor:

Thomas Pratt

Production Designer:

Jack Okey

Production Company:

First National Pictures, Inc.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
15 Mar 31
p. 10.
Motion Picture Herald
24 Jan 31
p. 51.
New York Times
15 Mar 31
p. 23.
Variety
18 Mar 31
p. 24.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
MUSIC
Gen mus dir
SOURCES
SONGS
"You're the Cats," "Riveter's Song," "Like Common People Do" and "Too Good to Be True," music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.
DETAILS
Release Date:
28 March 1931
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
10 March 1931
Copyright Number:
LP2074
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
80-81 or 85
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Socialite Juliette Hunter meets construction worker Hap Harrigan when a hot rivet flies through her bedroom window and starts a fire. Faking illness, Julie stays in bed that day so she can watch Hap work on the building next door. She invites him to have lunch with her and, during the meal, they discuss the possibility of love between two people of different classes. Encouraged by the conversation, Hap asks Julie out for the next evening. Clay, a young man of Julie's class, proposes to Julie the same day, but she is too interested in Hap to accept. Her date with Hap is a success. She likes his friends, Bill Dugan and Margie, and they like her. When asked by her family about why she refused Clay, Julie tells them about Hap, letting them think he is really an architect. She invites Hap, Bill and Margie to a house party in the country, so that Hap can meet her parents. There, Clay learns Hap's real profession, and when Hap asks Mr. Hunter for permission to marry Julie, Clay reveals what he has discovered. Hap is angry that Julie didn't think his job was good enough for her family and breaks off their engagement. Julie cannot forget Hap, however, and when she sees Margie in a nightclub, she obtains the address of his current construction site. Renting a room overlooking the construction site, she invites Hap to have lunch with her. When he refuses, she climbs out on the scaffolding, bringing the lunch to him. Julie agrees to live on Hap's salary and insists that they get married that very ... +


Socialite Juliette Hunter meets construction worker Hap Harrigan when a hot rivet flies through her bedroom window and starts a fire. Faking illness, Julie stays in bed that day so she can watch Hap work on the building next door. She invites him to have lunch with her and, during the meal, they discuss the possibility of love between two people of different classes. Encouraged by the conversation, Hap asks Julie out for the next evening. Clay, a young man of Julie's class, proposes to Julie the same day, but she is too interested in Hap to accept. Her date with Hap is a success. She likes his friends, Bill Dugan and Margie, and they like her. When asked by her family about why she refused Clay, Julie tells them about Hap, letting them think he is really an architect. She invites Hap, Bill and Margie to a house party in the country, so that Hap can meet her parents. There, Clay learns Hap's real profession, and when Hap asks Mr. Hunter for permission to marry Julie, Clay reveals what he has discovered. Hap is angry that Julie didn't think his job was good enough for her family and breaks off their engagement. Julie cannot forget Hap, however, and when she sees Margie in a nightclub, she obtains the address of his current construction site. Renting a room overlooking the construction site, she invites Hap to have lunch with her. When he refuses, she climbs out on the scaffolding, bringing the lunch to him. Julie agrees to live on Hap's salary and insists that they get married that very day. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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