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Fig Leaves (1926)

Passed | | Comedy | 22 August 1926 (USA)
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 »

Director:

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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Storyline

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)

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed
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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 »

Company Credits

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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Olive Borden and George O'Brien started dating during the making of this film. See more »

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away
4 April 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Probably inspired by Cecil De Mille's "the ten commandments" (1923),but in a much more modest way, ,Howard Hawks begins his movie with a prologue showing Adam and Eve after the Fall : they live is some kind of prehistoric world ,in which Eve is looking forward to going to the fig leaves sale.Anachronisms abound and the subtitles are very witty,which is very rare in a silent movie.

Hawks' theory was : "the snake was none other than another woman in disguise".Thus edified,we go straight from the Iron age (?)into the twentieth century ...when woman's main concern is the clothes she is going to wear to impress her best (female ) friend .In 1926,a man would not want her wife to work ,so she 's got to expend a lot of energy when she's got nothing left to wear.The pawnshop gag may have inspired Roald Dahl for "Mrs Bixby and the colonel's coat" which was first published in 1959 (and would become a short in the "Hitchcock presents" series).

"Fig Leaves" is sometimes much fun to watch and is to be recommended ,even to these who dislike silent flicks.


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