Starring William Haines, Joan Crawford and Eileen Percy
In some respects, "Spring Fever" is Williams Haines' best picture. It shows him to be more than a brash youth, an irrepressible, wisecracker, though he does enough of this to show that he hasn't lost his inimitable form. But he is a comedian of finesse and charm and, incidentally, makes a better appearance than in a baseball suit or a marine's uniform.
"Spring Fever" is a frail farce about people who
take golf seriously, beginning when Jack Kelly, a clerk, thinks
he is about to be fired for skylarking but is taken by his employer
out to the country club where he defeats the champion golfer.
Carried away by the wealth and leisure of his new companions,
Jack refuses to go back to work. He decides to marry money and
continue as an elegant idler. Of course, he does nothing of the
kind. Joan Crawford is delightful as the rich heroine who loses
her money, and Eileen Percy is highly effective as the heiress
who buys twelve cars just to encourage the automobile salesmen.
The titles are deft, amusing and in perfect taste. The same is
true of the entire picture. Mr. Haines is there - and will
be for a long time.
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