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Rare classic movies on DVD! Our DVD-Rs are region-free, studio titles are Region 1.

Fig Leaves (1926) DVD-R

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Starring George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Phyllis Haver, George Beranger,

William Austin

Directed by Howard Hawks



Print: black/white

Runtime: 68 min.

Genre: comedy

Print Quality: B



Fig Leaves is historically important as the earliest extant film of director

Howard Hawks. A partial parody of the Cecil B. DeMille historical

spectacles, the film opens in the Garden of Eden, where Adam (George

O'Brien) tries to read his morning paper (a stone tablet, a la The

Flintstones) while Eve (Olive Borden) complains that she has nothing to

wear. As Adam goes to work on the 9:15 dinosaur, Eve is led down the

road to perdition by a friendly snake. Flash forward to 1926: Eve Smith

(Borden again) complains that she has no decent clothes, whereupon her

best friend Alice (the "snake" counterpart, played by Phyllis Haver)

suggests that the heroine take a job as fashion model, thereby securing

herself a free wardrobe. Catching his wife in a state of dishabille at a

fancy dress shop, Adam Smith (O'Brien again) angrily declares that he

never wants to see her again. Adam forgives Eve after witnessing a

cat-fight between his wife and the troublesome Alice. Critics in 1926 were

amused by the "prehistoric" contraptions in the opening scenes and

enthralled by the film's Technicolor fashion-show sequence.

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Starring George O'Brien, Olive Borden, Phyllis Haver, George Beranger,
William Austin
Directed by Howard Hawks

Print: black/white
Runtime: 68 min.
Genre: comedy
Print Quality: B

Fig Leaves is historically important as the earliest extant film of director
Howard Hawks. A partial parody of the Cecil B. DeMille historical
spectacles, the film opens in the Garden of Eden, where Adam (George
O'Brien) tries to read his morning paper (a stone tablet, a la The
Flintstones) while Eve (Olive Borden) complains that she has nothing to
wear. As Adam goes to work on the 9:15 dinosaur, Eve is led down the
road to perdition by a friendly snake. Flash forward to 1926: Eve Smith
(Borden again) complains that she has no decent clothes, whereupon her
best friend Alice (the "snake" counterpart, played by Phyllis Haver)
suggests that the heroine take a job as fashion model, thereby securing
herself a free wardrobe. Catching his wife in a state of dishabille at a
fancy dress shop, Adam Smith (O'Brien again) angrily declares that he
never wants to see her again. Adam forgives Eve after witnessing a
cat-fight between his wife and the troublesome Alice. Critics in 1926 were
amused by the "prehistoric" contraptions in the opening scenes and
enthralled by the film's Technicolor fashion-show sequence.

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