The Florodora Girl

The Florodora Girl is a 1930 American pre-Code drama film directed by Harry Beaumont and written by Ralph Spence, Al Boasberg and Robert E. Hopkins. The film stars Marion Davies, Lawrence Gray, Walter Catlett, and Ilka Chase. The film was released on May 31, 1930, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[1][2]

The Florodora Girl
Theatrical release poster
Directed byHarry Beaumont
Produced byMarion Davies
Screenplay byRalph Spence
Al Boasberg
Robert E. Hopkins
Story byGene Markey
StarringMarion Davies
Lawrence Gray
Walter Catlett
Louis John Bartels
Ilka Chase
Music byHerbert Stothart
CinematographyOliver T. Marsh
Edited byCarl Pierson
Color processBlack and white (with 2-strip of Technicolor finale)
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • May 31, 1930 (1930-05-31)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States


A chorus girl gets bad advice from her fellow chorines in handling a rich suitor who assumes she is a gold-digger. But she assumes he is after "one thing" and is holding out for marriage. After meeting his mother, she learns that her beau is engaged to a society girl. He loses his money and they drift apart. But after making a new fortune, he comes to the theater.


Preservation status

The 2-strip Technicolor finale has survived including Tell Me, Pretty Maiden


  1. "The Florodora Girl: Detail View". TV Guide. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  2. "The Florodora Girl: Detail View". AFI. Retrieved November 11, 2014.

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