Fig Leaves

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Fig Leaves
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Directed by Howard Hawks
Produced by William Fox
Written byStory:
Howard Hawks
Louis D. Lighton
Hope Loring
Starring George O'Brien
Olive Borden
Cinematography Joseph H. August
Edited byRose Smith
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • August 22, 1926 (1926-08-22)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States

Fig Leaves is a 1926 American silent comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, released by Fox Film Corporation, and starring George O'Brien and Olive Borden. [1] The film had a sequence, a fashion show, filmed in Technicolor. A print of the film survives in the film archive of the Museum of Modern Art. [2]



A married couple is juxtaposed in the Garden of Eden and in modern New York City. The Garden of Eden humorously depicts Adam George O'Brien and Eve Olive Borden awoken by a Flintstones-like coconut alarm clock and Adam reading the morning news on giant stone tablets. In the modern day, the biblical serpent is replaced by Eve's gossiping neighbor and Eve becomes a sexy flapper and fashion model when Adam is at work.


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  1. Rosenberg, Karen (2011). "New York Times: Fig Leaves". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times . Archived from the original on May 20, 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2008.
  2. "Progressive Silent Film List: Fig Leaves". Silent Era. Retrieved July 20, 2008.