The Golden Arrow

Synopsis: It's the Florida party season for heiresses, with both Oklahoma oil heiress Hortense Burke-Meyers and New York face cream heiress Daisy Appleby in the state. And where the single American heiresses are, the European bachelor set wanting their hand in marriage are close at hand. While nouveau riche, uncouth Hortense courts the attention, the excitement and the European bachelors clamoring after her, Daisy is more reclusive, wanting to stay out of the party scene and limelight by hiding aboard her yacht. Daisy desperately wants to marry for love, and not marry because it makes good print (and thus sell more face cream for her father), especially as she knows those European men are only after her money. So Daisy offers a proposition to Johnny Jones, a Florida Star newspaper reporter she befriends: marry her out of convenience. What she wants is that marriage license to dissuade all those European suitors while she quietly searches for that true love, a man with simple, American values. In
Genre: Comedy, Family
68 min


What? What is this? Hey there!

What's going on?

What the ..?

What's going on? What is this?

Mad people.

If they can't think they can get

away with that. I'll put a stop to it.

Who's bathroom was that, G.G.?

I have no idea.

Aubrey Rutherford the 2nd.

Oh sure, I've heard of him somewhere.

Here is your liquor, William Tell.

I saw his name in the

social register didn't I?


Yes, he's very much in that. I sometimes

meet him at my aunt's in Paris.

Why don't you bring him over, Peter?

I'm afraid he's here

for quiet, Hortense.

Oh I see. Hard to meet, huh?

Good evening.

Look at those.

Why, they are arrows.

Shot at me while I was bathing!

They're really harmless little things.


Will you get rid of those

ruffians from the other wing.

Oh positively not.

Well, call the police then.

It mustn't be thought of.

Well ..

Are you out of your mind?

The young lady giving that party is

Miss Hortense Burke-Meyers.

Who is she?

The richest girl in the world.

Distressing, isn't it.

I've never heard of her.

Well probably not. There are so many

"richest girls in the world" today.

Anyhow, she is one them.

Her father used to own a corner

drugstore somewhere in Oklahoma.

First, nature presented

him with Hortense.

And then, as if that weren't enough.

With an oil gusher in his back yard.

Oil and Hortense make

a terrible mixture.

Oh, I wonder what boat that is.

Why, that's ..


I don't know.

Well, you look like you did.

Well, I thought at first ..


Okay with me.

Oh, I can't stay. I'm sorry.

You can't? Well, I thought that ..

You must forgive me. A week ago

Mrs Winton asked me to join her party.

I almost forgot.


But I may see you soon?

Oh sure. We're riding tomorrow.

Oh tomorrow, I have some

important business.


But I'll be back soon.

Well, I see.

Goodnight .. goodnight.

Well that's got all the

earmarks of a polite walk-out.

I think probably G.G. got an

eyeful of the Appleby yacht.

Is that Miss Appleby's yacht?

That's Daisy's.

Now there are two of you.

Well, I never knew she was coming here.

I wonder if G.G. knew.

Probably he and his Russian highness

in there, met her on the Riviera.

Come on out here everybody

and look at this swell boat.

Hey, that's Daisy Appleby's boat.

Oh, Daisy is back again.

How adorable. Oh, you must meet

her, Hortense. You'll love her.

Oh maybe I will.

One of you can bring her

to the party Saturday night.

Oh Peter, you do it.

If I can come, Hortense.

Well, can't you?

My aunt may arrive Saturday.


But G.G. knows her.

Where is G.G.?

G.G. blew.


Yeah. I think he went rowing.

Take me out to Miss Appleby's yacht.

Yes, sir.

Good evening.

Miss Appleby?

Miss Appleby has retired

for the evening, sir.

Oh. Well then, I shall

leave these for her.

Very well, sir.


No Rogers, I don't

even want to look at it.

Let me see it.

Count Vittorio Guilliano.

Let me see.

That is all.

Pommesby, I'm sick of this racket.

Oh come now. Everybody likes Florida.

We'll meet the same loafers here

we met last year on the Riviera.

I'll kill the first reporter

that comes aboard.

You cannot offend the press.

The cream would suffer.


Someday, I am going to tell the world

what i think of Appleby facial creams.

They are so much mud.

Daisy ..

To Miss Appleby's yacht in a hurry.


Which one?

What difference does it make?

It will be the wrong one anyway.

Mr Jones, we have a harbor in this town.

And in the harbor, Mr Jones, is a yacht.

And on the yacht is a Dame, Mr Jones.

And in her sock is 12

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Charles Kenyon

Charles Kenyon (November 2, 1880 – June 27, 1961) was an American screenwriter, who wrote or co-wrote the screenplays for 114 films between 1915 and 1946. He was married to actress Jane Winton from 1927 to 1930. Kenyon was born in San Francisco, California and died in Hollywood, California. more…

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