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The Smart Set Details


Having played an egotistical baseball player in , an egotistical golfer in , and an egotistical football star in , can it be any surprise that William Haines was cast as a you-know-what polo player in The Smart Set? While touring Europe, Tommy van Buren (Haines) is expelled from the U.S. polo team because of his obnoxiousness and lack of team spirit. Since even his sweetheart Polly (Alice Day) has turned her back on him, the headstrong Tommy decides to just sit back and sulk during the championship match. But when Polly is injured in a riding accident, our hero returns to the team just in time to trounce the British polo squad -- and, lest we forget, he also wins the heroine. As usual, critics gnashed their teeth over the sameness of the Bill Haines vehicles, but the public turned out in droves. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


William Haines
as Tommy
Jack Holt
as Nelson
Hobart Bosworth
as Durant
Julia Swayne Gordon
as Mrs. Van Buren


Jack Conway
Byron Morgan
Oliver Marsh
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Merrill Pye
Art Director
Merrill Pye
Set Designer
Cedric Gibbons
Set Designer