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Fig Leaves (1926)

In the modern day (1920s) story, Adam, a plumber, is happily married to Eve, a wardrobe-obsessed housewife, until she accidentally meets a supercilious fashion designer. At the prompting of... See full summary »

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Howard Hawks

Writers:

Howard Hawks (story), Hope Loring (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George O'Brien ... Adam Smith
Olive Borden ... Eve Smith
Phyllis Haver ... Alice Atkins
George Beranger ... Josef André (as André de Beranger)
William Austin ... André's Assistant
Heinie Conklin ... Eddie McSwiggen
Eulalie Jensen ... Madame Griswald
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In the modern day (1920s) story, Adam, a plumber, is happily married to Eve, a wardrobe-obsessed housewife, until she accidentally meets a supercilious fashion designer. At the prompting of her neighbour, who has secret designs on Adam, Eve secretly becomes a fashion model by day, knowing that her husband would disapprove. This tale is book-ended by a sequence of the two principals in the Garden of Eden, having the same preoccupations amid the dinosaurs and boulders. Written by GoblinHairedGuy

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MODERN EVE REVOLTS AGAINST LOVE WITHOUT LUXURY (Print ad- The Telegraph-Herald,((Dubuque, Iowa)) 6 February 1927)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Tentação de Eva See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

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Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White | Color (2-strip Technicolor) (two sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Two fashion show sequences, which were photographed in 2-strip Technicolor, the second of which constitutes almost the entire fifth reel, only survive in contrasty black and white, although a few scattered color frames remain in various archives. See more »

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early Hawksian comedy
26 September 2003 | by goblinhairedguySee all my reviews

One of Howard Hawks's early efforts, this delightful comedy already presages many of the thematic concerns of his later masterpieces. The Garden of Eden bookends resemble a silent-era "Flintstones", with rocks and dinosaurs ingeniously serving modern bourgeois purposes. The contemporary section is a sophisticated comedy of manners, taking jabs at the evolving status of women and the never-changing essential obsessions of the sexes. George O'Brien expertly plays the idealized American male, and sidekick Heinie Conklin has several fine slapstick moments. The intertitle dialogue is also highly amusing.


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