The Hot Heiress

The Hot Heiress is a 1931 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by Clarence G. Badger and written by Herbert Fields.[1] The film stars Ben Lyon, Ona Munson, Walter Pidgeon, Tom Dugan, Holmes Herbert and Inez Courtney. The film was released by Warner Bros. on March 28, 1931.[2]

The Hot Heiress
Directed byClarence G. Badger
Screenplay byHerbert Fields
StarringBen Lyon
Ona Munson
Walter Pidgeon
Tom Dugan
Holmes Herbert
Inez Courtney
Music byLeon Rosebrook
CinematographySol Polito
Edited byThomas Pratt
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • March 28, 1931 (1931-03-28)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States




Mordaunt Hall of The New York Times said, "Under the rather self-consciously moviesque title of The Hot Heiress, the team of Fields, Rodgers and Hart offer at the Strand a musical comedy romance of poverty and riches. The story is too fragile and stale even for the films, whatever Mr. Fields may have read about screen stories, but the comedy is bright and the tunes are in the gay and lilting Rodgers and Hart manner."[3]

Preservation status

  • A copy resides in the Library of Congress collection.[4]


  1. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films 1893-1993:The Hot Heiress
  2. "The Hot Heiress (1931) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-08-06.
  3. Hall, Mordaunt (1931-03-14). "Movie Review - Body and Soul - THE SCREEN; Romantic War Fliers. A Flash in Tin Pan Alley. Hardship in Wilderness. A Musical Comedy Romance". Retrieved 2015-08-06.
  4. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress (<-book title) p.83 c.1978 by The American Film Institute

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