Fig Leaves

Fig Leaves is a 1926 American silent comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, released by Fox Film Corporation, and starring George O'Brien and Olive Borden.[1] The film had a sequence, a fashion show, filmed in Technicolor. A print of the film survives in the film archive of the Museum of Modern Art.[2]

Fig Leaves
Lobby card
Directed byHoward Hawks
Produced byWilliam Fox
Written byStory:
Howard Hawks
Louis D. Lighton
Hope Loring
StarringGeorge O'Brien
Olive Borden
CinematographyJoseph H. August
Edited byRose Smith
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • August 22, 1926 (1926-08-22)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States


A married couple is juxtaposed in the Garden of Eden and in modern New York City. The Garden of Eden humorously depicts Adam George O'Brien and Eve Olive Borden awoken by a Flintstones-like coconut alarm clock and Adam reading the morning news on giant stone tablets. In the modern day, the biblical serpent is replaced by Eve's gossiping neighbor and Eve becomes a sexy flapper and fashion model when Adam is at work.


See also


  1. Rosenberg, Karen. "New York Times: Fig Leaves". NY Times. Retrieved July 20, 2008.
  2. "Progressive Silent Film List: Fig Leaves". Silent Era. Retrieved July 20, 2008.
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