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  • The Social Lion (1930)
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    72 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music
The Social Lion (1930)
Passed
72 min | Adventure, Comedy, Music

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

Release date
Jun 21, 1930 (United States)

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