Forbidden Adventure


1h 17m 1931

Film Details

Also Known As
Newly Rich
Release Date
Jul 2, 1931
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Publix Corp.
Distribution Company
Paramount Publix Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Let's Play King" by Sinclair Lewis in Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan (Jan-Mar 1931).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 17m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

Synopsis

When child star Tiny Tim Tiffany and his mother Maggie, formerly Mickey and Maggie Monahan, arrive in the old neighborhood to parade Tim's success in front of Daisy and Bessie Tait, Bessie decides that her daughter is as good as Tiny Tim and heads off to Hollywood with Daisy. There Daisy's winning, unaffected ways make her an immediate hit, much to Maggie's dismay. While the two stage mothers strive to outdo each other, Daisy, now called Delicia, yearns to play with other kids, like any normal child. As both children will be playing royalty in their next pictures, Maggie and Bessie decide independently that it would be good publicity for them to meet the boy king of Slovaria, who is currently visiting England. King Maxmillian, like Daisy and Tim, leads a restricted life. While both mothers are busy angling for a meeting with the young king, he meets Daisy by accident, and they decide to run away. Tim, overhearing, blackmails them into taking him along. They join up with a gang of kids, but a couple of adult hoodlums recognize Tim and decide to kidnap him and hold him for ransom. Maxmillian escapes and calls the gang for help, and the children overpower their kidnappers and return home. Sadly they part, each to return to public life, but Daisy has a frog and Maxmillian, a wart to remind them of their day of forbidden adventure.

Film Details

Also Known As
Newly Rich
Release Date
Jul 2, 1931
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Publix Corp.
Distribution Company
Paramount Publix Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Let's Play King" by Sinclair Lewis in Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan (Jan-Mar 1931).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 17m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1

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Notes

The film was also reviewed as Newly Rich. Majestat auf Abwegen, a German version of the movie, was made in 1958. It was directed by R. A. Stemmle and starred Fita Benkhoff, Oliver Gumm and Michael Ande.