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The Life of the Party (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 25 October 1930 (USA)
Two attractive female song-pluggers decide to become gold-diggers, with comic results.

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writers:

Darryl F. Zanuck (by) (as Melville Crossman), Arthur Caesar (dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Winnie Lightner ... Flo
Irene Delroy ... Dot
Jack Whiting ... A.J. Smith
Charles Butterworth ... Colonel Joy
Charles Judels ... Mons. LeMaire
John Davidson ... Mr. Smith
Arthur Hoyt ... Secretary
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Storyline

Broadway song-pluggers Flo and Dot, besieged with admirers, are fired; disgusted with men, they decide to become gold-diggers. After a first success in "taking" fashion retailer LeMaire, they try the millionaires' playground of Havana, where mistaken identities bring their schemes to comic confusion. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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IT'S A KICK IN THE SHINS! You'll laugh till you cry At this glorious riot of fun! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charivari See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone)

Color:

Black and White (TV prints)| Color (2-Strip Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

" The Life Of The Party " was the eighth most popular movie at the U.S. box office for 1930. See more »

Alternate Versions

A black-and-white version of this originally Technicolor film is shown and distributed by Turner. See more »

Connections

References The Song of the Flame (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Can It Be Possible?
(uncredited)
Music by Archie Gottler and Joseph Meyer
Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell
Cut from the final print, but possibly played as background music
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Winnie Lightner steals the show
20 May 2014 | by footlightparade1See all my reviews

I can't understand why it is rated so low, it was really a joy to watch and the characters were all so well formed, I think this film may have helped inspire some like it hot, it has brilliant, witty characters, and it's great for all the pre-code fans. It tells a tale of two ambitious gold diggers, and it's such a shame the musical numbers were cut out and the Technicolor lost, but still a very fun film, also starring the beautiful Ziegfeld girl Irene Delroy, her and Winnie contrast and their opposites attract and they make a wonderful pair. I watched this film for Winnie Lightner but I was introduced to a few other forgotten stars and they were just spectacular, they were played with a lot of charisma and quirkiness.


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