August Week-End (1936)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Release Date - Feb 18, 1936 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Chesterfield Films, one of the busiest (though not necessarily one of the best) poverty-row operations of the 1930s, was responsible for the amiable comedy August Week-End. 19-year-old Valerie Hobson is top-billed, but the film's real star is G. P. Huntley Jr., playing a British business entrepreneur. Deciding that he's outgrown his bourgeois wife and family, Huntley spends a summer weekend living the high life in the company of adventuress Hobson. He sees the error of his ways when he runs afoul of the IRS. Though partially financed by British investors, August Week-End was lensed in Hollywood over a period of six or seven days. The film was based on a short story by Faith Baldwin.

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brother, child, con/scam, death, entrepreneur, family, federal-agent, life, love, love-conquers-all, scandal, taxes, wife