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The Golden Arrow (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Family | 23 May 1936 (USA)
It's the Florida party season for heiresses, with both Oklahoma oil heiress Hortense Burke-Meyers and New York face cream heiress Daisy Appleby in the state. And where the single American ... See full summary »


Alfred E. Green


Michael Arlen (story), Charles Kenyon (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Bette Davis ... Daisy Appleby
George Brent ... Johnny Jones
Eugene Pallette ... Mr. Meyers
Dick Foran ... Tommy Blake
Carol Hughes ... Hortense Burke-Meyers
Catherine Doucet ... Miss Pommesby
Craig Reynolds ... Jorgenson
Ivan Lebedeff ... Count Guilliano
G.P. Huntley G.P. Huntley ... Aubrey Rutherford (as G.P. Huntley Jr.)
Hobart Cavanaugh ... DeWolfe
Henry O'Neill ... Mr. Appleby
Eddie Acuff ... Davis
Earle Foxe ... Alfred Parker
Rafael Alcayde ... Prince Peter (as Rafael Storm)
E.E. Clive ... Walker
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It's the Florida party season for heiresses, with both Oklahoma oil heiress Hortense Burke-Meyers and New York face cream heiress Daisy Appleby in the state. And where the single American heiresses are, the European bachelor set wanting their hand in marriage are close at hand. While nouveau riche, uncouth Hortense courts the attention, the excitement and the European bachelors clamoring after her, Daisy is more reclusive, wanting to stay out of the party scene and limelight by hiding aboard her yacht. Daisy desperately wants to marry for love, and not marry because it makes good print (and thus sell more face cream for her father), especially as she knows those European men are only after her money. So Daisy offers a proposition to Johnny Jones, a Florida Star newspaper reporter she befriends: marry her out of convenience. What she wants is that marriage license to dissuade all those European suitors while she quietly searches for that true love, a man with simple, American values. ... Written by Huggo

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Here She Is! The 1935 Academy Award Winner in her first picture since winning filmdom's highest honor - - the story of that famous "richest girl in the world" from Michael Arlen's daring tale of Florida's frenzied socialites!


Comedy | Family


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Did You Know?


Originally titled Cream Princess. See more »


In the opening credits, the hotel registration card and the newspaper story, the surname of the Oklahoma oil family is spelled Burke-Meyers. In the magazine that Daisy is reading at the approximate 52 minute mark of the movie, the surname is spelled Burke-Myers. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits appear over the silhouette of a woman...with what seems to be her own shadow to the right. See more »


Referenced in All About Bette (1994) See more »


Pettin' in the Park
[Playing while Daisy and Johnny are on the Loop-O-Plane ride]
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early bette davis. short & simple.
15 May 2017 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Twenty-eight-year-old Bette Davis had been making films for five years, quickly working up to lead, and pretty much the same for George Brent. They would appear in about TWELVE films together in the 1930s and 1940s. Rich girl Daisy (Davis) meets reporter Johnny (Brent), in a case of mistaken identity. At first, she is angry at him, but they quickly hit it off. Eugene Palette is in here too, with his deep, booming voice. Some interesting bits about Palette's life, if you have the time to read it. The story here has ups, downs, around the mulberry bush, as they used to say. Rawtha a silly plot, but easy to watch, and its only 68 minutes long. One odd bit of timing... at one point, Daisy yells "If you don't stick to our agreement, I'll break my contract", and soon after filming "Arrow", Davis DID walk out on her contract. Showing on Turner Classic now and then. Directed by Alfred Green, who had directed some of the biggies in the business, starting in the days of the silents. Story by Michael Arlen, who had created the character "The Falcon", in all those films in the 1940s.

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23 May 1936 (USA) See more »

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