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A Notorious Affair (1930)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 4 May 1930 (USA)
A scheming musician seduces a wealthy woman for love and money.

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Cast

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Patricia Hanley
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Paul Gherardi
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Countess Olga Balakireff
Kenneth Thomson ...
Dr. Alan Pomeroy (Misspelled Allen in Opening Credits)
Montagu Love ...
Sir Thomas Hanley
Philip Strange ...
Lord Percival Northmore
Malcolm Waite ...
Higgins - the Butler
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A scheming musician seduces a wealthy woman for love and money.

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Covardia de Amor  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The play originally opened in London, England, in March, 1929. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Paul Gherardi: Imagine my trying to hold you, with pity...
Lady Patricia Hanley Gherardi: ...when love was all that was necessary.
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Soundtracks

Second Movement: Andante
(1844) (uncredited)
from "Violin Concerto in E Minor (Op.64)"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played in concert with Basil Rathbone on violin and Gino Corrado on piano
Reprised by Basil Rathbone in the countess's boudoir
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Camp-fest early talkie
19 April 2001 | by (Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

An unintentionally hilarious early talkie melodrama with Kay Francis as the Countess Balakireff chasing everything in pants. At the beginning of the film she "throws back" the stableboy for being too young before setting off for the chauffeur! The high-toned English set she moves in is such a clichéd bunch of harummpf-ers that it's ridiculous. But the topper is Basil Rathbone as an Italian violinist with a Chico Marx accent! "My violeen! How weel I ever play eet again!" "Patreecia, my meelk is cold!" It's campy beyond belief.


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