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The Golden Arrow (1936)





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Bette Davis plays a facial cream heiress in this middling comedy, which Warner Bros. filmed partially in Florida. Mistaking George Brent for a fellow socialite, Bette quickly marries him only to discover that he is a penniless reporter searching for peace and quiet to finish the great American novel. As it turns out, Bette is not who she claims to be, either, but a waitress hired by the perfume company as a sort of advertising gimmick. Fearing she may lose George if he learns the truth, she goes out of her way to hide her true identity, to the point where the exasperated young man finds solace with Carol Hughes, a true blue blood. Everything works out in the end, of course, and the couple is reunited.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Kenyon, Giorgio Prosperi
In Theaters:
Warner Bros. Pictures


Bette Davis
as Daisy Appleby
George Brent
as Johnny Jones
Eugene Pallette
as Mr. Meyers
Dick Foran
as Tommy Blake
Carol Hughes
as Hortense Burke-Meyer...
Carolyn Hughes
as Hortense Burke-Meyer...
Catherine Doucet
as Miss Pommesby
Catharine Doucet
as Mrs. Pommesby
Craig Reynolds
as Jorgenson
Henry O'Neill
as Mr. Appleby
Ivan Lebedeff
as Count Giggi Guillian...
G.P. Huntley Jr.
as Aubrey Rutherford
Rafael Storm
as Prince Peter
E.E. Clive
as Walker
Earl Foxe
as Parker
Earle Foxe
as Parker
Naomi Judge
as Mrs Clarke
Colleen Coleman
as Miss Jones
Shirley Lloyd
as Miss French
Larry Kent
as Mr. Smith
Eddie Hart
as Steward
José Rubio
as Renaldo
Bess Flowers
as Miss Hackett
Eddie Shubert
as Swing Operator
Mary Treen
as Secretary
Don Brodie
as Reporter
Frank Faylen
as Reporter
Richard Powell
as Motor Cop
Alma Lloyd
as Telephone Girl
John T. Murray
as City Editor
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All Critics (1)

Mild comedy might please fans of stars.

Full Review… | December 29, 2015
Classic Film and Television

Audience Reviews for The Golden Arrow


Silly junk is harmless enough but one of the scripts that made Bette, by this point an Oscar winner, see red and walk out on her contract leading to her court fight with Warners and the beginning of her climb to becoming the fifth Warner brother and their top star.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Minor Bette Davis film from the early 1930's, it's a romantic comedy, and touches of melodrama. She is paired with frequent co-star George Brent. Typical of the period, but Davis' presence makes it worth looking into. Good support from Eugene Pallette.Amusing, predictable, but very entertaining.

James Higgins

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