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Writers:
Ursula Parrott (based on a novel by)
Nick Grinde (treatment) ...
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Release Date:
19 April 1930 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer All Talking Picture!
Plot:
When a woman discovers that her husband has been unfaithful to her, she decides to respond to his infidelities in kind. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Shearer is Excellent See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Norma Shearer ... Jerry

Chester Morris ... Ted
Conrad Nagel ... Paul

Robert Montgomery ... Don
Florence Eldridge ... Helen
Helene Millard ... Mary
Robert Elliott ... Bill

Mary Doran ... Janice
Tyler Brooke ... Hank
Zelda Sears ... Hannah

George Irving ... Dr. Bernard
Judith Wood ... Dorothy (as Helen Johnson)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neal Dodd ... Hospital Minister (uncredited)
Charles R. Moore ... First Porter Opening Window (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Party Guest (uncredited)
George Reed ... Second Porter (uncredited)
Carl Stockdale ... Divorce Judge (uncredited)
Jack Trent ... Helen's Bridge Partner (uncredited)
Theodore von Eltz ... Ivan (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Z. Leonard (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Ursula Parrott (based on a novel by)

Nick Grinde (treatment) (as Nick Grindé) and
Zelda Sears (treatment)

John Meehan (continuity and dialogue)

Produced by
Robert Z. Leonard .... producer
Irving Thalberg .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Norbert Brodine (photographed by) (as Norbert Brodin)
 
Film Editing by
Hugh Wynn (film editor)
Truman K. Wood (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Costume Design by
Adrian (gowns)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
James Brock .... sound engineer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
84 min (copyright length) | USA:82 min (Turner library print)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) (video rating) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Prior to this film, Norma Shearer had primarily played very "proper," ladylike roles. She was eager to change her image and do parts that were more sensuous, so she launched a campaign to get the part of Jerry. MGM producers were skeptical - none more so than Irving Thalberg, who was also Shearer's husband. To convince him that she could handle a more "sexy" role, Shearer did a photo shoot with her posing provocatively in lingerie, and after seeing the pictures, Thalberg agreed to cast her. The decision paid off, as Shearer won Best Actress at the Academy Awards that year.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 1928 was Jerry's 3rd Wedding Anniversary, yet, the band in the nightclub/speakeasy is playing "Happy Days are Here Again" which was not composed for another year.See more »
Quotes:
Jerry Bernard Martin:Well you don't exactly take the veil when your decree is granted, you know.See more »
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Soundtrack:
You Were Meant For MeSee more »

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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Shearer is Excellent, 30 September 2006
Author: kscmtgrove from United States

The scene where Norma Shearer begs Chester Morris to stay together in their marriage is truly riveting and powerful . It is one of the most truly amazing performances on film. I remember being so genuinely blown away by the beauty and power of that performance that I jumped out of my chair to grab the rental box positive she must have won an Oscar, she had. Very sexy movie, Robert Montgomery is smooth as always. I see some people found it hokey or contrived, I did not, The emotions covered here are as relevant today as in 1930. Attractive, complex characters. For the romantic in all of us, where decency and honor will prevail.

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