The Golden Calf (1930)

69 mins | Musical, Romantic comedy | 16 March 1930

Director:

Millard Webb

Cinematographer:

Lucien Andriot

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

The 4 Jan 1930 Exhibitors Herald-World announced that the production starting date was 13 Dec ... More Less

The 4 Jan 1930 Exhibitors Herald-World announced that the production starting date was 13 Dec 1929. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald-World
4 Jan 1930
p. 59.
Film Daily
11 May 1930.
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Variety
30 Apr 1930
p. 35.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Staged by
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
SOUND
DANCE
Ensemble dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Golden Calf" by Aaron Davis in Liberty (25 Dec 1926).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"(You Gotta Be) Modernistic," "Maybe Someday," "Can I Help It If I'm In Love With You?" "I'm Tellin' The World About You," and "A Picture No Artist Can Paint," words by Cliff Friend, music by Jimmy Monaco.
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 March 1930
Production Date:
began 13 December 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
17 February 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1118
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
69
Length(in feet):
6,800
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Marybelle Cobb, a plain and old-fashioned girl, is secretary to commercial illustrator Philip Homer, with whom she is secretly in love. When Homer advertises for a girl with perfect leg measurements to be a model for a hosiery manufacturer's advertising, Marybelle, with the aid of her friend Alice, decides to transform herself completely and apply for the job. She wins the much-sought-after appointment against considerable opposition. When Homer's indifference turns to love, Marybelle confesses the deception and all ends ... +


Marybelle Cobb, a plain and old-fashioned girl, is secretary to commercial illustrator Philip Homer, with whom she is secretly in love. When Homer advertises for a girl with perfect leg measurements to be a model for a hosiery manufacturer's advertising, Marybelle, with the aid of her friend Alice, decides to transform herself completely and apply for the job. She wins the much-sought-after appointment against considerable opposition. When Homer's indifference turns to love, Marybelle confesses the deception and all ends well. +

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

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