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The Devil to Pay! (1930)

TV-G | | Comedy, Romance | 20 December 1930 (USA)
Spendthrift Willie Leyland again returns to the family home in London penniless. His father is none too pleased but Willie smooth-talks him into letting him stay. At the same time he turns ... See full summary »

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(as Geo. Fitzmaurice)

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(story and dialogue), (screen adaptation)
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Cast

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Frederick Kerr ...
Lord Leland
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Dorothy Hope
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Mr. Hope
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Susan Hale
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Mary Crayle
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Grand Duke Paul
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Arthur (as Crawford Kent)
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Storyline

Spendthrift Willie Leyland again returns to the family home in London penniless. His father is none too pleased but Willie smooth-talks him into letting him stay. At the same time he turns the charm on Dorothy Hope, whose father is big in linoleum and who, before Willie's arrival, was about to become engaged to a Russian aristocrat. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Comedy | Romance

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TV-G
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20 December 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fræk og frimodig  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film's original director was Irving Cummings with Dorothy being played by Constance Cummings. After some scenes were shot, George Fitzmaurice replaced Cummings as director, and Loretta Young took over the role of Dorothy, with all previous scenes re-shot. See more »

Goofs

When Willie is in conference with Lord Leland, the details of the fireplace can be seen in detail, and it is obvious that the inside is a flat painted to resemble a hearth. See more »

Quotes

Lord Leland: Here it is half-past nine and not a sign of him.
Dorothy Hope: Have you called the police?
Lord Leland: Do you know Master Willie?
Dorothy Hope: No, I've never met him.
Lord Leland: Well, if you had, you'd know telephoning a policeman's wife would be more effective.
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Soundtracks

Here We Go Gathering Nuts in May
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung a cappella by Ronald Colman, Loretta Young and Florence Britton with modified lyrics.
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A delightful, witty comedy done with class.
26 December 2002 | by (Reno, Nevada) – See all my reviews

Willie Leyland (Ronald Colman) returns to England to old girlfriend (Myrna Loy), but meets new girl (Loretta Young). The repartee between the characters is delightful. My favourite scene is when Ronald Colman is writing a letter to Myrna Loy to break off their relationship. He has gotten a dog upon his return to England, and he asks for the dog's comments while he's composing the letter.

The film is well done, and the charm of Ronald Colman and Loretta Young makes the story a "must see".


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