Release dateAugust 31, 1929 (1929-08-31) Based onEva the Fifth
by Kenyon Nicholson
John Golden WriterKenyon Nicholson (play), John Golden (play), Edgar Selwyn (adaptation), Edgar Selwyn (added dialogue), Joseph Farnham (titles) ScreenplayJoseph W. Farnham, Edgar Selwyn Story byEdgar Selwyn, John Golden, Kenyon Nicholson CastBessie Love (Hattie Hartley), Raymond Hackett (Mal Thorne), Edward J. Nugent (Dave Amazon), Mary Doran (Connie Bard), Jed Prouty (Newton Wampler), Ford Sterling (Ed Bondell) Similar moviesRelated Edgar Selwyn movies
The Girl in the Show is a 1929 American comedy film directed by Edgar Selwyn and written by Edgar Selwyn and Joseph Farnham. The film stars Bessie Love, Raymond Hackett, Edward Nugent, Mary Doran, and Jed Prouty. The film was released August 31, 1929, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
A traveling Tom show is stranded in Kansas when their manager steals what meager funds they have. Hattie Hartley (Bessie Love), who plays Eva in the production, decides to marry the local undertaker, so that he will fund the troupe and pay for her younger sister's schooling. On the day of the wedding, the troupe is booked for a performance at the last minute. Hattie refuses to get married so that she can play the role of Eva, an act which reunites her with her true love, a member of their troupe.
Bessie Love as Hattie Hartley
Raymond Hackett as Mal Thorne
Edward Nugent as Dave Amazon
Mary Doran as Connie Bard
Jed Prouty as Newton Wampler
Ford Sterling as Ed Bondell
Nanci Price as Oriole
Lucy Beaumont as Lorna Montrose
Richard Carlyle as Leon Montrose
Alice Moe as Grace Steeple
Frank Nelson as Tracy Boone
Jack McDonald as Ernest Beaumont
Ethel Wales as Mrs. Truxton
John F. Morrissey as Jeff Morgan
The film received negative reviews, with one reviewer claiming that people were yelling at the screen in the theater.