The Golden Arrow


1h 8m 1936
The Golden Arrow

Brief Synopsis

A flighty heiress and a down-to-earth reporter get stuck in a marriage of convenience.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Release Date
1936
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "The Golden Arrow" by Michael Arlen in Liberty (14 Sep 1935).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

Synopsis

Daisy Appleby, the heiress to a facial cream fortune, is on vacation in Florida when she allows newspaperman Johnny Jones on board her yacht, mistaking him for a fellow socialite. At first she is furious when she discovers the mistake, but after a dull evening surrounded by Continental gigolos, Daisy goes slumming with Johnny. At the end of the evening, she proposes a marriage of convenience so that she can relax and find her ideal husband, while he writes his novel in comfort. Johnny does not know that Daisy is not really the Appleby heiress but a former waitress hired by the company as a publicity stunt. When Daisy goes to New York and tells the board of directors that she is married, the board sends the couple to honeymoon in Florida, but now want to control Johnny's public image as well as Daisy's. Johnny, still ignorant of Daisy's true identity, refuses to be manipulated by the company's public relations man Jorgenson, and begins dating oil heiress Hortense Burke-Meyers. Daisy is now truly in love with Johnny and asks her brother-in-law, Alfred Parker, to pose as an old beau in the hopes of making Johnny jealous. Her plan backfires when Hortense exposes Daisy's secret, but Johnny realizes his love for Daisy and the couple is reunited.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Release Date
1936
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "The Golden Arrow" by Michael Arlen in Liberty (14 Sep 1935).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

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