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Laughter (1930)

A former chorus girl weds a millionaire after the composer she loves leaves. Meanwhile, she strings along an artist in love with her. When the composer returns, she struggles with her needs for security vs love. High jinks and drama ensue.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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A former chorus girl weds a millionaire after the composer she loves leaves. Meanwhile, she strings along an artist in love with her. When the composer returns, she struggles with her needs for security vs love. High jinks and drama ensue.

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25 September 1930 (USA)  »

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Falsa personalidad  »

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Orson Welles cast scene-stealing character-actor Glenn Anders in The Lady From Shanghai because he had remembered how good he was in this film. 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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Wonderful and delightful charming picture
1 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Laughter" is a glorious romantic comedy with a terrific cast including that great man of the screen, Fredric March. It concerns a young woman who has married for stability and wealth, but can't forget the love of her life, played by the delicious Mr March. It was made at Paramount's Long Island studios, and some scenes were shot on location in New York, giving the movie a different "look" to many others of the period. Some people think of this movie as the first "Screwball" comedy. "Laughter" was Frank Morgan's first talkie and the last movie for Diane Ellis who plays his daughter. She died on her honeymoon in December 1930.


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