The Girl in the Show (1929)

74 or 77 mins | Comedy-drama | 31 August 1929

Director:

Edgar Selwyn

Writer:

Edgar Selwyn

Cinematographer:

Arthur Reed

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
Full page view
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
20 Apr 1930.
---
Variety
9 Oct 1929
p. 46.
DETAILS
Release Date:
31 August 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
9 September 1929
Copyright Number:
LP663
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si.
Duration(in mins):
74 or 77
Length(in feet):
7,574
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

An Uncle Tom's Cabin troupe traveling through Kansas is left high and dry by their manager, Ed Bondell, when he absconds with their meager stake. Hattie Hartley, the fifth in a line of thespian Little Evas, falls for Mal Thorne, another member of the troupe, but it appears that she will marry local undertaker Newton Wampler, whose wealth will keep the show alive and send her sister Oriole to school. When Thorne secures the act a billing, the altar-bound Hattie is replaced as Eva by Oriole, and so desirous of regaining her old part is she that a lethal dose of candy to her sister does she feed. The sweet supper takes its toll midway through the show, allowing Hattie to step into her old shoes, and Thorne and her to ... +


An Uncle Tom's Cabin troupe traveling through Kansas is left high and dry by their manager, Ed Bondell, when he absconds with their meager stake. Hattie Hartley, the fifth in a line of thespian Little Evas, falls for Mal Thorne, another member of the troupe, but it appears that she will marry local undertaker Newton Wampler, whose wealth will keep the show alive and send her sister Oriole to school. When Thorne secures the act a billing, the altar-bound Hattie is replaced as Eva by Oriole, and so desirous of regaining her old part is she that a lethal dose of candy to her sister does she feed. The sweet supper takes its toll midway through the show, allowing Hattie to step into her old shoes, and Thorne and her to marry. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

TOP SEARCHES

CASABLANCA

During World War II, Casablanca, Morocco is a waiting point for throngs of desperate refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. Exit visas, which are necessary to leave the country, are at ... >>

CITIZEN KANE

Seventy-year-old newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies in his palatial Florida home, Xanadu, after uttering the single word “Rosebud.” While watching a newsreel summarizing the years during which Kane ... >>

REAR WINDOW

Laid up with a broken leg during the height of summer, renowned New York magazine photographer L. B. “Jeff” Jeffries enters his last week of home confinement, bored and ... >>

RAGING BULL

In 1941, at a boxing match in Cleveland, Ohio, pandemonium breaks out when Jake La Motta, an up-and-coming young boxer, loses a decision to Jimmy Reeves, suffering his first ... >>

CITY LIGHTS

At an outdoor dedication ceremony, a tramp is discovered sleeping in the arms of a statue as it is being unveiled before a crowd. He is chased into ... >>

The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.