Fig Leaves
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Directed byHoward Hawks
Written byStory:
Howard Hawks
Louis D. Lighton
Hope Loring
Produced byWilliam Fox
StarringGeorge O'Brien
Olive Borden
CinematographyJoseph H. August
Edited byRose Smith
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • August 22, 1926 (1926-08-22)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent with English intertitles
Fig Leaves ad in Motion Picture News, 1926
Fig Leaves ad in Motion Picture News, 1926

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 (played by George O'Brien) and Eve (played by 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.


See also


  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.