Let's Go Native


1h 3m 1930

Brief Synopsis

Dress designer Joan Wood, who's heavily in debt, has created costumes for a Broadway show that is exported to Argentina. With the money she wants to pay her debts, but there was a mistake: she is receiving the money in Buenos Aires, not in New York. Her friend Wally Wendell, whose grandfather does not approve of his relationship with her, wants him to marry a girl he hasn't seen for some years named Constance Cook, whose grandfather is the owner of a ship traveling to Buenos Aires and Constance is one of the passengers. Wally's friend Basil has caused a freak accident with Voltair McGuines' cab, who wants his money for the damage. Basil asks Wally, but he has been disinherited and lost all credit by his grandfather, because he still wants Joan.

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 16, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount-Publix Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 3m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,787ft (9 reels)

Synopsis

Joan Wood, a modiste who has staked her fortune on a musical revue to be staged in Buenos Aires, finds herself unable to pay the rent of her apartment and fashion shop. Her sweetheart, Wally Wendell, is threatened with disinheritance unless he marries the daughter of a rival soap firm so as to effect a merger. Thus he joins Joan on a ship bound for South America, traveling as a stoker, along with his friend Basil and McGinnis, a cabdriver involved in a traffic accident. They are shipwrecked during a storm and make their way to a tropical island, rich in pearls and oil and lorded over by Jerry, who has educated the natives. Joan sells Jerry her costumes in exchange for the island, and when Wally's father arrives, he sanctions the marriage as a result of the transaction. Joan sells Mr. Wendell the island for $1 million, but a sudden earthquake causes the island to disappear into the ocean.

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 16, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount-Publix Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 3m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,787ft (9 reels)

Quotes

It was one of the Virgin Islands, but it drifted.
- Jerry

Trivia