MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10,172 this week

The Marriage Playground (1929)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 36 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(adaptation), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 40 titles
created 20 Nov 2011
 
list image
a list of 23 titles
created 05 Feb 2012
 
list image
a list of 42 titles
created 01 May 2012
 
a list of 629 titles
created 15 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 9997 titles
created 26 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Marriage Playground (1929)

The Marriage Playground (1929) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Marriage Playground.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Gardoni, a down-on-his-luck vaudeville performer, is taken in by a fellow performer, a clown who has a bicycle riding act. Gardoni shows his appreciation by stealing the clown's act and his girlfriend, whom he marries.

Directors: Robert Milton, Dorothy Arzner, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Hal Skelly, William Powell, Fay Wray
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: John Cromwell
Stars: William Powell, Jean Arthur, Kay Francis
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Millard Webb
Stars: Walter Huston, Kay Francis, Charles Ruggles
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young bareback rider in a circus is in love with a trapeze artist, but he has two problems: he drinks too much and he's fallen under the spell of a "vamp" who's nothing but trouble for him.

Director: Lothar Mendes
Stars: Clara Bow, Richard Arlen, Kay Francis
Illusion (1929)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Lothar Mendes
Stars: Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Nancy Carroll, June Collyer
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Huntley Gordon ...
...
William Austin ...
...
...
...
...
Billy Seay ...
Ruby Parsley ...
Donald Smith ...
Jocelyn Lee ...
Maude Turner Gordon ...
Aunt Julia Langley
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 December 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Órfãos do Divórcio  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by MCA ever since. See more »

Connections

Remade as The Children (1990) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Super Screwball Comedy Gem
4 November 2002 | by (Easley, SC) – See all my reviews

Here are the quickest 75 minutes of your life. A delightful pre-code cocktail recipe. Take three couples (add gin and tonic), their several divorces and the seven children/stepchildren of their intermarriages and blend thoroughly, and you have a mixture a too-young-to-believe Frederic March will try to straighten out.

Whew! That said, let me straighten out a possibly intentional preconception. These sophisticated couples, with an early flirting reference, seem to be playing to the naughty implication of the title. You'll comprehend the title once you've met the kids, because they are the heart of this film. Now a cast including Frederic March, Lilyan Tashman, Kay Francis and Seena Owens giving great performances can't be upstaged, right? Well this batch is the best I've seen. They steal every scene and are given lines which mirror just what you're thinking. And they deliver them like bullets. It's timed like some successful stage play where the comedy has been closely honed in front of an audience. March is doing his job just keeping a straight face!

It all works thanks to a wide open Mary Brian as the oldest (17) of the kids. Her full throttle approach to the role locks all the elements together. She has to work vigorously to keep stability in the kids custodial situation. Indeed, spying on her charges, she discovers them playing Divorce Court.

Director Lothar Mendes loaded the film with brilliant touches. Mary Brian as Judy has a full, puffy coiffure while the other females have close, short hairstyles. The eternally effeminate William Austin's on hand to be Kay Francis' "big, strong (rich) man". Mitzi Green teaches him what its like to be a father, making him her pony. The children interface with adults on adult terms, playing them like violins. I won't disclose some delicious scenes as they should be yours to discover. Have fun!


19 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Marriage Playground (1929) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?