Costume designElsa Schiaparelli CountryUnited States
CastMae West (Peaches O'Day), Edmund Lowe (Capt. McCarey), Charles Butterworth (Larmadou Graves), Charles Winninger (Van Reighle Van Pelter Van Doon), Walter Catlett (Nifty Bailey) Release dateDecember 18, 1937 (1937-12-18) WriterMae West (screen play) Similar moviesThe Strawberry Blonde, Sunbonnet Sue, Keep the Lights On
TaglineA laugh in every line...and what lines...Oh la la.
Trailer every day s a holiday 1937
Every Day's a Holiday (1937) is a comedy film starring and co-written by Mae West, directed by A. Edward Sutherland, and released by Paramount Pictures. The film, released on December 18, 1937, also starred Edmund Lowe, Charles Winninger, and Charles Butterworth. This was West's last film under her Paramount contract, after which she went on to make My Little Chickadee (1940) for Universal Pictures and The Heat's On (1943) for Columbia Pictures.
Con artist Peaches O'Day gets into trouble with the New York City law, but Jim McCarey, a police captain, likes her enough that he lets her off with a promise from Peaches to leave town. She hatches a scheme instead with the wealthy Van Doon and butler Graves to perform as a singer, calling herself Fifi, disguised in a black wig.
Quade, a chief of police with political ambitions, makes a pass at "Fifi" and is rejected. In anger, he orders the club closed. Capt. McCarey refuses and becomes Quade's rival, even persuaded to run against him for mayor.
Before giving a speech at Madison Square Garden during the campaign, McCarey is kidnapped. He escapes just in time and the publicity is helpful in his election victory. It turns out that Peaches planned the whole thing, resulting in a romantic relationship with the new mayor of New York.
The film was nominated an Academy Award for Best Art Direction by Wiard Ihnen.
Mae West - Peaches O'Day
Edmund Lowe - Capt. McCarey
Charles Butterworth - Larmadou Graves
Charles Winninger - Van Reighle Van Pelter Van Doon