The Devil's Holiday


1h 15m 1930

Film Details

Release Date
May 9, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount-Publix Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m
Sound
Mono (MovieTone)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.20 : 1
Film Length
6,743ft (9 reels)

Synopsis

Hallie Hobart, a man-hating manicurist in a western hotel, builds up a small fortune through side deals with farm machinery salesmen; thus she meets David Stone, the unsophisticated young son of Ezra, a wealthy wheat farmer, and leads him into falling in love with her. But his brother Mark comes to the city to save him from her intrigues, and enraged by his branding her a cheat, she plots revenge. When David proposes marriage, she accepts him; at the farm, Stone forces Mark to be polite; but Ezra is incensed to learn she does not love his son, and she exacts a price to leave them. Later, he appears at her hotel, where she is holding a farewell party, and she begins to regret her action. When David begins to suffer from mental strain, Hallie returns the money, seeking his forgiveness, and they are reconciled.

Film Details

Release Date
May 9, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount-Publix Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m
Sound
Mono (MovieTone)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.20 : 1
Film Length
6,743ft (9 reels)

Award Nominations

Best Actress

1930
Nancy Carroll

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Paramount also produced Spanish, German, Italian, French, and Swedish-language versions of The Devil's Holiday. For information on those films, please consult the entry for La fiesta del diablo. Nancy Carroll received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her work on this film.