Palm Springs (1936 film)

Palm Springs (alternate title: Palm Springs Affair) is a 1936 film directed by Aubrey Scotto which features an early performance by David Niven.

Palm Springs
Directed byAubrey Scotto
Produced byAdolf Zukor
Written byJoseph Fields (screenwriter)
Based onMyles Connolly's short story "Lady Smith" in Good Housekeeping
StarringFrances Langford
Guy Standing
Ernest Cossart
Music byRalph Rainger & Leo Robin
Mack Gordon & Harry Revel
Dorothy Fields & James McHugh
CinematographyJames Van Trees
Edited byRobert L. Simpson
Walter Wanger Productions
Distributed byParamount Productions
Release date
Running time
CountryUnited States
Box office$225,637[1]


A father and daughter pair who love to gamble throw a party one night in her honor before shoving off to finishing school. When she gets to the school, she’s caught gambling and is expelled. While she tries to locate her father in Palm Springs, California, she meets a cowboy named Slim and a wealthy gentleman named George Brittel. He also has an aunt who is very against gambling. But still the same her and George bet and before they know it they’re having dinner at a fancy restaurant. In the gambling room, Joan discovers her father gambling and finds out the truth behind their financial situation. So, she decides to marry George for his money. Complications ensue when she changes her identity to Lady Sylvia of Dustin and she realizes the cowboy is the one she is in love with.



The film recorded a loss of $154,089.[1]


  1. Matthew Bernstein, Walter Wagner: Hollywood Independent, Minnesota Press, 2000 p437
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