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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
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Dr. Alan Pomeroy (Misspelled Allen in Opening Credits)
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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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Drama | Romance

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4 May 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Covardia de Amor  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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In September 1928, Warner Bros. Pictures purchased a majority interest in First National Pictures and from that point on, all "First National" productions were actually made under Warner Bros. control, even though the two companies continued to retain separate identities until the mid-1930's, after which time "A Warner Bros.-First National Picture" was often used. See more »

Quotes

Countess Olga Balakireff: You're getting more cold-blooded every day.
Higgins, Olga's Butler: Yes, madame.
[he starts to leave.]
Countess Olga Balakireff: Higgins.
Higgins, Olga's Butler: [he turns to face her.] Madame?
Countess Olga Balakireff: I never knew you had pale blue eyes. I hate pale blue eyes! Funny, I never noticed it before.
Higgins, Olga's Butler: Yes, madame.
Countess Olga Balakireff: I think I'll send you back to the kennels where you belong, Higgins.
Higgins, Olga's Butler: Thank you, madame.
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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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Beautiful Billie Dove....

in her first all-talkie film is ok but miscast as the English rose who loses her violinist husband (Basil Rathbone) to a predatory womn (Kay Francis, who steals the film). Billie Dove tries hard and her acting isn't really bad, but the accent comes and goes. At one point she mentions something as being "versa-till" which doesn't sound all that British. Kay Francis is fun as the sexual predator and looks as gorgeous as Dove. Dove's talkie career lasted only a few years and consisted of about 10 films. She's much better (in a supporting role) in 1932's "Blondie of the Follies" with pal Marion Davies.


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