Convention Girl

Alpha Video   (1935) / Region All
Review
Wishlist
Convention Girl

Sign In to hide.

DVD
Free Shipping
Orders of $25.00 or more will be shipped our Standard Shipping option and the shipping is completely FREE. Learn more

Buy DVD
Unavailable
Notify Me

The Loves of an Atlantic City Call Girl!

Beautiful "Babe" Laval presides over a bevy of curvaceous call girls in Atlantic City, where convention-going men with loose wallets and morals are plentiful. At ease in the clubs and backroom casinos, Babe handles her business with a smooth, sure hand. She's the queen of her world, but she dreams of escaping from it into a normal life, marriage and a home. The only real man in her life, Bill Bradley, runs a local underworld gambling house, and his career puts a chill on his chances of being a serious catch. Babe's future looks grim until she meets wealthy businessman Ward Hollister. Sparks fly when Babe looks to Hollister as a possible ticket out of Atlantic City, but her old beau Bradley has different ideas.

Shot on location on the boardwalk and Steel Pier in 1930's Atlantic City, Convention Girl is an unblushing, unapologetic glimpse into the tawdry and tarnished "glamour" of the shadowy side of the once and future east coast capitol of gambling and tourism. With water ski shows and a diving horse as backdrop, the film offers plenty of fascinating footage of the seaside resort in the unsettled years between the Great Depression and World War II.

The star of 1935's Convention Girl, Rose Hobart, enjoyed a steady career throughout the 30s and 40s, appearing in such films as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), The Tower of London (1939), Mr. and Mrs. North (1942), The Mad Ghoul (1943) and The Farmer's Daughter (1947). Her career was rudely cut short by industry blacklisting during the 1950's McCarthy era.

Director Luther Reed is mostly noted by film historians for his screenwriting years at Cosmopolitan Pictures, the vanity studio created by William Randolph Hearst to produce starring vehicles for his long-time mistress, Marion Davies, as loosely portrayed in Orson Welles' 1941 masterwork, Citizen Kane.

Details

  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Feb 09 2007
  • Production Year 1935
  • Empire SKU 1299984
  • UPC Code 089218525499
  • Studio  Alpha Video
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-SL

Features

Features Not Specified

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 B&W

Review "Convention Girl"

Film Rating
(Slide to Set Rating)

1
5
5 


Alias is displayed publicly
All submitted comments become the sole property of DVD Empire. DVD Empire reserves the right to not post this comment for any reason.
   or     Cancel

Reviews for "Convention Girl"