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Laughter (1930)

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Peggy Gibson
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Paul Lockridge
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C. Mortimer Gibson
Glenn Anders ...
Ralph Le Sainte
Diane Ellis ...
Marjorie Gibson
Ollie Burgoyne ...
Pearl - Peggy's Maid
Leonard Carey ...
Benham, Gibson's Butler
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25 September 1930 (USA)  »

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Falsa personalidad  »

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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 Universal ever since. See more »

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Alternate-language version of A Mulher Que Ri (1931) See more »

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Little Did I Know
by Irving Kahal, Pierre Norman and Sammy Fain
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Boring, dated early talkie with nifty sets

LAUGHTER earned an Oscar Nom for Best Original Story - it isn't much. What the Academy overlooked was the stylish Art Direction which did deserve a nom. The story is slight - former Follies girl Peggy Gibson (Nancy Carroll) has married a millionaire (Frank Morgan) but finds life boring. An old flame (Fredric March) re-enters her life and lifts her spirits with reminders of the fun they used to have. Carroll and March are quite engaging as performers and work well together, but the pace is stifling and the story is not very interesting. There isn't much drama, considering what could have been made of the story, although some big names were involved here (Mankiewicz, Donald Ogden Stewart). All in all, a curio and not really worth seeking out unless you're a fan of the stars.


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