PRESERVATION STATUS: UPDATE-Newly Restored and recently shown at The New York Film Forum.
Paramount-Publix Corp. Released September 18, 1930 (copyright October 24, 1930) Movietone; b&w.; 35 mm. 9 reels, 6294 ft. Associate Producer E. Lloyd Sheldon. Directed by Frank Tuttle. Screenplay by Henry Myers. Photography by Harry Fischbeck. Film Editing by Doris Drought. Recording Enginneer: J.A. Goodrich.
CAST: Clara Bow (Norma Martin), Ralph Forbes (Larry Charters), Charles Ruggles (Bertie Bird), Skeets Gallagher (Bob Hawley), Geneva Mitchell (Gloria Marshall), Rosita Moreno (Lulu), Natalie Kingston (Eva), Wilson Benge (Smithers), Lillian Elliott (Mrs. Marshall).
ROMANTIC COMEDY. Source: Avery Hopwood, “Little Miss Bluebeard” (New York opening: August 28, 1923). Gabor Dregely, “Der Gatte des Frauleins: Lustspiel in drei Aufzugen” (Wien, 1916).
Norma Martin, an American film actress vacationing in Paris, weary of male admirers, leaves with her friend Gloria Marshall for the south of France. On the same train is Larry Charters, a famous composer of popular songs, and his friend, Bob Hawley, Gloria’s fiance; to escape pursuing worshippers, he persuades Bob to exchange identities during the trip. When Norma and Bob are left behind at a station, the mayor mistakes them for two elopers thought to be on the train, and before they know it they are married, Bob still masquerading as Larry. Norma and Bob then arrive at their originally intended destination, and complications ensue when Bertie Bird and Mrs. Marshall take Norma and Larry to be man and wife. In spite of the humorous confusion, they decide to let the marriage remain legal, and Bertie gets to sleep after two nights of farcical madness. (All information taken from the “American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films”)