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The Golden Arrow (1936)

It's the Florida party season for heiresses, with both Oklahoma oil heiress Hortense Burke-Meyers and New York face cream heiress Daisy Appleby in the state. And where the single American ... See full summary »


Alfred E. Green


Michael Arlen (story), Charles Kenyon (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Bette Davis ... Daisy Appleby
George Brent ... Johnny Jones
Eugene Pallette ... Mr. Meyers
Dick Foran ... Tommy Blake
Carol Hughes ... Hortense Burke-Meyers
Catherine Doucet ... Miss Pommesby
Craig Reynolds ... Jorgenson
Ivan Lebedeff ... Count Guilliano
G.P. Huntley G.P. Huntley ... Aubrey Rutherford (as G.P. Huntley Jr.)
Hobart Cavanaugh ... DeWolfe
Henry O'Neill ... Mr. Appleby
Eddie Acuff ... Davis
Earle Foxe ... Alfred Parker
Rafael Storm ... Prince Peter
E.E. Clive ... Walker


It's the Florida party season for heiresses, with both Oklahoma oil heiress Hortense Burke-Meyers and New York face cream heiress Daisy Appleby in the state. And where the single American heiresses are, the European bachelor set wanting their hand in marriage are close at hand. While nouveau riche, uncouth Hortense courts the attention, the excitement and the European bachelors clamoring after her, Daisy is more reclusive, wanting to stay out of the party scene and limelight by hiding aboard her yacht. Daisy desperately wants to marry for love, and not marry because it makes good print (and thus sell more face cream for her father), especially as she knows those European men are only after her money. So Daisy offers a proposition to Johnny Jones, a Florida Star newspaper reporter she befriends: marry her out of convenience. What she wants is that marriage license to dissuade all those European suitors while she quietly searches for that true love, a man with simple, American values. ... Written by Huggo

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Here She Is! The 1935 Academy Award Winner in her first picture since winning filmdom's highest honor - - the story of that famous "richest girl in the world" from Michael Arlen's daring tale of Florida's frenzied socialites!


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Release Date:

23 May 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Flecha de Oiro See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of eleven films pairing Bette Davis and George Brent - all made at Warner Bros. See more »


In the opening credits, the hotel registration card and the newspaper story, the surname of the Oklahoma oil family is spelled Burke-Meyers. In the magazine that Daisy is reading at the approximate 52 minute mark of the movie, the surname is spelled Burke-Myers. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits appear over the silhouette of a woman...with what seems to be her own shadow to the right. See more »


Referenced in Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006) See more »


Pettin' in the Park
[Playing while Daisy and Johnny are on the Loop-O-Plane ride]
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The Reporter and the Heiress
11 May 2006 | by movingpicturegalSee all my reviews

Weak film about facial cream heiress Daisy Appleby (Bette Davis) and her escapades in Florida, where she lounges around her yacht in unflattering swimsuit, and gets herself chased around the Casino by all sorts of European barons and dukes after her for her money. When she meets a reporter (George Brent) who is such a normal, straight-laced, and somewhat handsome All-American guy, she quickly falls for him. Then, to get the fortune hunters off her back, she convinces him to enter into a "marriage of convenience" with her, but in actuality, she is in love with him - and, not completely who she seems either.

Well, this movie is pretty so-so. Bette Davis is great, as usual, but George Brent is a real stiff here, and the actress who plays Daisy's rival, "the richest girl in the world", is really, not a very good actress. Eugene Palette adds a spark of life to this film, but, unfortunately, only has a few brief scenes. Probably best for Bette Davis fans only.

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