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The Devil to Pay! (1930)

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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Willie Hale
Frederick Kerr ...
Lord Leland
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Dorothy Hope
David Torrence ...
Mr. Hope
Florence Britton ...
Susan Hale
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Mary Crayle
Paul Cavanagh ...
Grand Duke Paul
Crauford Kent ...
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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20 December 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lord Galenpanna  »

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1.37 : 1
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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

Boom microphone shadow is unmistakable in a number of in a number of interior scenes toward the beginning of the film. See more »

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Don't Be Like That
(uncredited)
Written by Harry Carlton, Archie Gottler, Maceo Pinkard and Charles Tobias
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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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