Ladies and Gentlemen
Leatrice Joy was the epitome of 1920s glamor, what with her ultra-short hair and ultra-sleek wardrobe. For this film, though, she sheds the trappings of fashion and trades in her fans and beads for wool slacks and a man’s shirt. Eve’s Leaves is one of my favorite romantic comedies – and not just because Leatrice’s love interest is played by William Boyd!
Captain Macey feels that he has the perfect method for keeping his daughter out of trouble and away from men: he has brought her up as a boy on his cargo ship, The Garden of Eden. Unfortunately, Eve (Leatrice Joy) has discovered men. With the help of the ship’s cook—and his collection of romance novels—she has decided to go ashore and find her true love.
FUN FACT: William Boyd was also made famous in the 'talkies' in the 50's when he played the well loved character 'Roy Rogers' on Black and White TV for many years.