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Half Marriage (1929)

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | 13 October 1929 (USA)
A young couple marries in secret. Judy's afraid her parents won't approve of Dick and she'll lose her generous allowance. Her parents bring her home from the city where she's been studying ... See full summary »

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A young couple marries in secret. Judy's afraid her parents won't approve of Dick and she'll lose her generous allowance. Her parents bring her home from the city where she's been studying art and encourage the attentions of Tom, a persistent suitor. Judy and her jealous husband have an argument that leads her back to the city, a drunken, amorous Tom, and tragedy. Written by David Eickemeyer

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Drama | Romance

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13 October 1929 (USA)  »

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Till hälften gifta  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.20 : 1
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Dick says he makes $45 per week, but Judy doesn't think that's enough to get married on. That amount would equate to almost $624 per week in 2015. See more »

Quotes

Tom Stribbling: Wasn't that cute of me?
Judy Paige: No! I think you're just too fresh!
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After the Clouds Roll By
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Music by Oscar Levant
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
Sung by Ann Greenway
Variations played as part of the score
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Tenuous Talkie
20 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Alcohol flows freely at a Greenwich Village party given by brunette beauty Olive Borden (as Judy Page), an art student. While couples cuddle, perky Ann Greenway (as Ann Turner) sings "After the Clouds Roll By". Not yet in camera range, our heroine has sneaked away to snuggle with boyfriend Morgan Farley (as Dick "Dickie" Carroll). The young architect works for Ms. Borden's father. Because he is not yet rich enough to make an ideal husband, Borden suggests a "Half Marriage". This means eloping and keeping their marriage a secret - especially from her parents. Thinking Borden is still single, rival boyfriend Anderson Lawler (as Tom Stribbling) causes trouble for the newlyweds...

That's nothing compared to the trouble Borden has making the transition from "silent" to "talking" pictures actress. Without a suitable lead performance, this "Half Marriage" hasn't half a chance. Borden sounds okay and looks lovely, though. The microphones are most unkind to Ms. Greenway's singing. The film's highlight begins after just under an hour of running time - this is when Borden fights off a drunken advance, which leads to a dramatic moment on a building ledge. All of this probably looked much better in the silent version of "Half Marriage" (also released in 1929). Unfortunately, the silent version (which likely included sound effects and Greenway's song) is not in circulation.

**** Half Marriage (8/10/29) William J. Cowen ~ Olive Borden, Morgan Farley, Ken Murray, Anderson Lawler


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