Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Smart Set (1928)

I defy anyone to watch this movie and not fall in love with Billy Haines. He is silly, frenetic, and incredibly charming in this picture about a polo player (!) who has to prove his worth after his arrogance gets him booted off the team. First third of the movie was rather slow...and then we got to the dinner party. *laughs* Very funny stuff, kids. Comedy and some rather scary dramatic moments blended beautifully through the rest of the film, and although you see the end coming a mile off, you'll still cheer. Alice Day was good as the love interest, although I can't see someone staying as reserved as she did with Billy around. =D

I give this one:

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