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      The Devil's Holiday

      Released May 9, 1930 1h 20m Drama List
      Reviews 29% Audience Score 50+ Ratings A manicurist (Nancy Carroll) takes a bribe to leave her husband (Phillips Holmes) but changes her mind after he goes temporarily insane. Read More Read Less

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      Louisa E This was very melodramatic but I liked it. There was an issue with it being slow about half way through but other than that, it was enjoyable and engaging. The dialogue was a bit clunky and it was hard to hear at first. What I loved about this movie was Nancy Carroll's performance. She definitely deserved the Oscar nomination here. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/08/23 Full Review Audience Member This morality tale starts with Nancy Carroll as a pretty, gold digging manicurist who attracts the wealthy heir to a harvesting machine fortune. After he pursues her, she agrees to marry him, but when he brings her home his father summons her to his den for a confrontation about her true motives. He draws out the worst in her and offers her $50,000 to end the marriage. Meanwhile, the young husband falls and injures himself severely during a violent confrontation with his disapproving older brother. Nancy high tails it back to the city to spend freely and pack for a dream trip to Paris. She slowly realizes she actually loves Holmes now severely injured. Pretty predictable film. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review steve d ridiculous and it has aged poorly. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A manicurist (Nancy Carroll) takes a bribe to leave her husband (Phillips Holmes) but changes her mind after he goes temporarily insane.
      Director
      Edmund Goulding
      Screenwriter
      Edmund Goulding
      Distributor
      Paramount Pictures
      Production Co
      Paramount Publix Corporation
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 9, 1930, Wide
      Runtime
      1h 20m
      Sound Mix
      Mono
      Aspect Ratio
      Academy (1.33:1)