Convention Girl (October 31, 1935)

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Convention Girl
 

Released on October 31, 1935: A popular convention call girl in Atlantic City is getting tired of entertaining convention men and thinks that she may have found a different kind of man.

Directed by Luther Reed

The Actors: Rose Hobart (Cynthia 'Babe' LaVal), Weldon Heyburn (Bill Bradley), Sally O'Neil (call girl Gracie), Herbert Rawlinson (Ward Hollister), Shemp Howard (Dan Higgins, petty thief), Lucille Mendez (call girl Peg), James Spottswood (John 'Cupid' Pettyjohn), Nancy Kelly (Betty, singing call girl), Alan Brooks (Ernest), Nell O'Day (Daisy Miller, Tommy's sweetheart), Ruth Gillette (Helen Shalton, singing call girl), William H. White (Penrod), Laliva Browne (Mrs. Pettyjohn), Toni Reed (Tommy LaVal, Cynthia's nephew), Isham Jones (orchestra leader), Isham Jones Orchestra (themselves, musicians), Ned Wayburn Dancing Girls (themselves, dancers), Woody Herman (band member).

 

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Conventions and Call Girls in Atlantic City

In 1935 the hot spot for high rollers in America was Atlantic City, and the famous Steel Pier on the boardwalk. Big and little companies sent their salesmen and executives to conventions in Atlantic City where the men could find just about any kind of entertainment that existed . . . including young, beautiful and wild girls. Officially they were hostesses, and they specialized in giving the men whatever they wanted . . . for a price. Atlantic City isn't far from New York City and Philadelphia, but being in the north it means that it is a summer destination only. Rose Hobart is 'Babe' LaVal, the classiest hostess on the boardwalk, and as our movie opens she has just arrived in Atlantic City for the season after wintering in Florida. She has a tough guy friend who runs a gambling hall in Atlantic City and deals daily with the rougher elements of a convention town. Weldon Heyburn, as gambler Bill Bradley, loves Babe and tries to protect her from harm whenever he can. He gets very jealous when she entertains anyone and would happily marry her at any time, but call girl Babe wants something better than a gambler when she gets out of the business. Along comes suave Herbert Rawlinson, who plays the part of Ward Hollister, the soup king from Philadelphia. There is an immediate attraction between Babe and the soup king, and gambler Bill doesn't like it at all. But then a funny thing happens that is unusual for a 1935 movie . . . heck, it's not terribly common today. Gambler Bill and soup king Hollister become good friends, both wanting nothing but the best for Babe . . . very cool plot twist. After experiencing some of the best entertainment and beach scenes that 1935 Atlantic City had to offer, including their famous chair rides, we need a crisis of some kind to bring this adventure to a climax. Before he was one of the three stooges, Shemp Howard plays gangster Dan Higgins, who will manage to muck up the relationship between Babe, her nephew Tommy and soup king Hollister, and before the bullets stop flying we'll have plenty of action. Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with warm melted butter on it and take a look at what Grandpa and Grandma experienced when they vacationed in Atlantic City in the mid 1930's.

Our actors on a chair ride along the boardwalk at Atlantic City
Our actors on a chair ride along the boardwalk at Atlantic City
Herbert Rawlinson and Rose Hobart on a romantic night time chair ride
Herbert Rawlinson and Rose Hobart on a romantic night time chair ride
Herbert Rawlinson movie credit screen
Herbert Rawlinson movie credit screen
Isham Jones and orchestra movie credit screen
Isham Jones and orchestra movie credit screen
Atlantic City orchestra leader Isham Jones
Atlantic City orchestra leader Isham Jones
James Spottswood in Convention Girl
James Spottswood in Convention Girl
Laliva Browne looks for her wayward husband
Laliva Browne looks for her wayward husband
Nancy Kelly singing
Nancy Kelly singing
The Ned Wayburn Dancing Girls from Atlantic City
The Ned Wayburn Dancing Girls from Atlantic City
Nell O'Day and Rose Hobart confront Toni Reed
Nell O'Day and Rose Hobart confront Toni Reed
Rose Hobart, Herbert Rawlinson and Weldon HEyburn in Convention Girl
Rose Hobart, Herbert Rawlinson and Weldon HEyburn in Convention Girl
Rose Hobart and Nell O'Day
Rose Hobart and Nell O'Day
Rose Hobart and Ruth Gillette
Rose Hobart and Ruth Gillette
Rose Hobart and Toni Reed
Rose Hobart and Toni Reed
Rose Hobart and Weldon Heyburn on the beach at Atlantic City
Rose Hobart and Weldon Heyburn on the beach at Atlantic City
Rose Hobart movie credit screen
Rose Hobart movie credit screen
Rose Hobart as hostess Cynthia 'Babe' LaVal
Rose Hobart as hostess Cynthia 'Babe' LaVal
Ruth Gillette in Convention Girl
Ruth Gillette in Convention Girl
Sally O'Neil gets a call from Rose Hobart about the convention in town and the guys that want to party with them
Sally O'Neil gets a call from Rose Hobart about the convention in town and the guys that want to party with them
Sally O'Neill movie credit screen
Sally O'Neill movie credit screen
Shemp Howard and Toni Reed
Shemp Howard and Toni Reed
Shemp Howard shoots Toni Reed
Shemp Howard shoots Toni Reed
Toni Reed and Shemp Howard blackmail Herbert Rawlinson
Toni Reed and Shemp Howard blackmail Herbert Rawlinson
Toni Reed and Shemp Howard in Convention Girl
Toni Reed and Shemp Howard in Convention Girl
Weldon Heyburn and Rose Hobart in Convention Girl
Weldon Heyburn and Rose Hobart in Convention Girl
Toni Reed as Tommy LaVal in Convention Girl
Toni Reed as Tommy LaVal in Convention Girl
Weldon Heyburn movie credit screen
Weldon Heyburn movie credit screen