The Social Lion

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The Social Lion

mechanic country club polo

The Social Lion

Release Date: June 21, 1930

Year    :   1930
Slogan    :   «THE BEST LAUGH OF THE SEASON Get an Eye and Earful of the Oakie Chin and Grin»
Genres    :   Comedy
Production Companies    :   Paramount
Director    :   A. Edward Sutherland
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Octavus Roy Cohen

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 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 débutante 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.


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