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Passion Flower (1930)

Passed | | Drama | 6 December 1930 (USA)
A bored society woman invites scandal and heartache when she falls in love with her low-born chauffeur.




(as Kathleen Norris' 'Passion Flower'), (adaptation) | 2 more credits »


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Complete credited cast:
Dulce Morado
Katherine Pringle 'Cassy' Wallace
Dan Wallace
Leroy Pringle
Antonio Morado
Mrs. Harney
Tommy Wallace


A bored society woman invites scandal and heartache when she falls in love with her low-born chauffeur.

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Release Date:

6 December 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Flor da Paixão  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Katherine Pringle 'Cassy' Wallace: Come on, Tommy.
Tommy Wallace: I don't remember, Mommy.
Katherine Pringle 'Cassy' Wallace: Oh, try real hard.
Tommy Wallace: Now I lay me down to sleep.
Katherine Pringle 'Cassy' Wallace: I pray...
Tommy Wallace: I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
Katherine Pringle 'Cassy' Wallace: If...
Tommy Wallace: If, If you always let him go, eeny, meeny, miny, moe.
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A decent portrait of culture clash
15 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just reviewed "The Show-Off" which has a similar - Irish vs. WASP thing going. In Passion Flower it is a bit more subtle, but Kay Francis is still most definitely the other - liberal, louche, a free-thinker.

In reading the other reviews, I note the historical value mentioned about the depression. This movie scores an 8 for me because of the priceless line about the battle of the sexes.

And of course it is Zazu delivering it - I think someone should gather her speaking roles in all her bit parts and string 'em together, end-to-end.

As I recall (I saw the move several years ago, but believe I watched this scene several times, I was so wowed by it), Zazu is mopping the floor and chatting "men trouble" with Kay Johnson. "I don't know about men," says Zazu. "They can be handy during the day and entertaining at night, but that's about it. I don't know about men." HANDY DURING THE DAY and ENTERTAINTING AT NIGHT? Now don't that just sum up the plight of 21st century manhood? And Zazu figured it out in 1930! Evewryone should watch this movie for that one scene. It is one of the best.

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