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Should a Girl Marry? (1930)



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Credited cast:
Alice Dunn
Jerry Blaine
Mae Reynolds
Aunt Ada
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Andrew Blaine


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Crime | Drama





Release Date:

7 November 1930 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Destin de femme  »

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Sound Mix:

(talking sequences)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Remade as Should a Girl Marry? (1939) See more »


Haunting Memories
Written by Irving Bibo
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Early part talkie is low budget crime drama starring Helen Foster.
29 August 2014 | by (Culpeper, VA) – See all my reviews

A part-talkie from poverty row studio Trem Carr Productions, Should a Girl Marry? answered its own question with a resounding "Yes!" But first, like Helen Foster's Alice Dunn, she should make sure her blackmailing father-in-law-to-be (William V. Mong) is convicted of robbing his own bank. Donald Keith, a handsome if somewhat bland leading man, played Alice's intended and Andy Clyde and Dot Farley were around for comedy relief. All the dialogue scenes came in the film's climactic courtroom scenes. Despite its bargain-basement origins, Should a Girl Marry? featured a theme song, Haunting Memories, by Irving Bibo. PLOT: Acquitted by a jury for shooting her sister's seducer, Alice Dunn seeks a new life in another town, and there she becomes engaged to Jerry Blaine, the son of a wealthy banker. A detective friend of the dead man trails Alice, however, and reveals her past to the elder Blaine, who denounces her and offers her money to leave town. Alice not only refuses but accuses Blaine of robbing his own bank. In the resulting scuffle both the banker and the detective are killed, and Alice is free to marry Jerry. (Apparently, most of the dialog occurs at the end of the film, where a judge expounds on the girl's error in keeping her fiancé ignorant of her past.)

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