August Week-End

Overview

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...
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Overview

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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/2006
  • UPC: 089218520296
  • Original Release: 1936
  • Source: Alpha Video
  • Presentation: B&W
  • Time: 1:10:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 98,985

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Valerie Hobson Claire Barry
Paul Harvey George Washburne
Betty Compson Ethel Ames
Claire McDowell Alma Washburne
Frank Melton Ronnie
Dorothea Kent Midge Washburne
Maynard Holmes Dave Maxwell
Edgar Norton Grimsby
Gigi Parrish Elinor
Howard Hickman Spencer
Paul Irving Steinfeld
Paul West
G.P. Huntley
Technical Credits
Charles Lamont Director
M.A. Anderson Cinematographer
George R. Batcheller Producer
Paul Perez Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- August Weekend: Valerie Hobson
2. Chapter 1 [8:57]
3. Chapter 2 [9:54]
4. Chapter 3 [10:25]
5. Chapter 4 [9:45]
6. Chapter 5 [9:53]
7. Chapter 6 [12:17]
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