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A Notorious Affair (1930)

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

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Cast

Complete credited 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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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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Trivia

Vitaphone production reels #3944-3951. 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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Billie Dove!
27 November 1999 | by (Hull, Québec) – See all my reviews

Patricia Hanley (Billie Dove) married violinist Paul Gherardi (Basil Rathbone), despite the strong disapproval of her father and their high society friends. Dramatics ensue.

Billie Dove is the only saving grace of this movie. Her charm, beauty and engaging presence make this dull soap opera watchable. Less watchable is Basil Rathbone, who is miscast as a romantic leading man. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. or even Phillips Holmes would have been much better in the role. Kay Francis, as the other woman, acquits herself nicely, with her best films yet to come.

It should be noted that this film is one of Billie's few surviving Warner Bros./First-National talkies. For example, her four 1929 films are lost! Still, if you are a Billie Dove fan, you might enjoy this one.


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