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Genre  Comedy
Country  United States
7.3/10 IMDb

Director  Edgar Selwyn
Duration  
Language  English
The Girl in the Show movie poster
Release date  August 31, 1929 (1929-08-31)
Based on  Eva the Fifth  by Kenyon Nicholson John Golden
Writer  Kenyon Nicholson (play), John Golden (play), Edgar Selwyn (adaptation), Edgar Selwyn (added dialogue), Joseph Farnham (titles)
Screenplay  Joseph W. Farnham, Edgar Selwyn
Story by  Edgar Selwyn, John Golden, Kenyon Nicholson
Cast  Bessie 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 movies  Related 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.

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Plot

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.

Cast

  • 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
  • Reception

    The film received negative reviews, with one reviewer claiming that people were yelling at the screen in the theater.

    References

    The Girl in the Show Wikipedia
    The Girl in the Show IMDbThe Girl in the Show LetterboxdThe Girl in the Show themoviedb.org


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