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The Social Lion (1930)

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72 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

Marco Perkins is a garage mechanic and a would-be-prizefighter who gets a place on the ritzy country club's polo team because he is the town's most proficient mallet-wielder, having learned to play polo while serving in the U.S. army. His ...See moreMarco Perkins is a garage mechanic and a would-be-prizefighter who gets a place on the ritzy country club's polo team because he is the town's most proficient mallet-wielder, having learned to play polo while serving in the U.S. army. His hobnobbing with the town-elite and social upper-crust at the polo-matches gives him an inflated idea of his social position, and he decides he is is moving on up. He breaks off with his girl-friend, true-blue Cynthia Brown, and hits on d├ębutante Gloria Staunton, who appears to have an interest in being hit upon. Gloria's interest lies mostly in showing Marco that hired-hands who can play polo still aren't to the manor born. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Octavus Roy Cohen (story "Marco Himself") | Joseph L. Mankiewicz (screenplay) | Agnes Brand Leahy (scenario)
Cinematographer
Allen G. Siegler (as Allen Siegler)
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Updated Jun 21, 1930

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Jun 21, 1930 (United States)

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14 cast members
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Jack Oakie
Marco Perkins Marco Perkins   See fewer
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Mary Brian
Cynthia Brown Cynthia Brown   See fewer
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Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher
Chick Hathaway (as Skeets Gallagher) Chick Hathaway (as Skeets Gallagher)   See fewer
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Olive Borden
Gloria Staunton Gloria Staunton   See fewer
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Charles Sellon
Jim Perkins Jim Perkins   See fewer
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Cyril Ring
Ralph Williams Ralph Williams   See fewer
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E.H. Calvert
Henderson Henderson   See fewer
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James Gibson
Howard Howard   See fewer
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William Bechtel
Schultz Schultz   See fewer
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Richard Cummings
McGinnis McGinnis   See fewer
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Jack Byron
'Knockout' Johnson 'Knockout' Johnson   See fewer
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Frank Biedka
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Virginia Bruce
Society Girl (uncredited) Society Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 20 votes