The Cardboard Lover

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The Cardboard Lover
Directed by Robert Z. Leonard
Produced by William Randolph Hearst (for Cosmopolitan)
Harry Rapf
Marion Davies (exec. producer)
Written by F. Hugh Herbert
Carey Wilson
Lucille Newmark (intertitles)
Based on the play Dans sa candeur naive 
by Jacques Deval
Starring Marion Davies
Nils Asther
Jetta Goudal
Cinematography John Arnold
Edited by Basil Wrangell
Cosmopolitan Productions
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • September 2, 1928 (1928-09-02)
Running time
50 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

The Cardboard Lover is a 1928 silent film comedy produced by Cosmopolitan Productions and distributed by Metro Goldwyn Mayer. It was directed by Robert Z. Leonard and stars Marion Davies and Swedish actor Nils Asther.

The film is based on the play Dans sa candeur naive by Jacques Deval.[1][2][3] (Turner Classic Movies states it is based on Deval's novel of the same name.) In London, Tallulah Bankhead played the lead female in the cast. On Broadway, Jeanne Eagels played the female lead.[4]

The film survives at the Library of Congress and in the Turner library, but is not available on video, DVD or the Blu-ray.[5][2]

It was remade as The Passionate Plumber in 1932 and Her Cardboard Lover in 1942.




  1. ^ The Cardboard Lover at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ a b "The Cardboard Lover". 
  3. ^ The Cardboard Lover at AllMovie
  4. ^ Her Cardboard Lover produced on Broadway at the Empire Theatre Mar. 21, 1927 to Aug. 1927;
  5. ^ Catalog of Holdings, The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress page 26 published by The American Film Institute c. 1978

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