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Passion Flower (1930)

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

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Dulce Morado
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Katherine Pringle 'Cassy' Wallace
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Dan Wallace
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Leroy Pringle
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Antonio Morado
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Mrs. Harney
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Tommy Wallace
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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)

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1.20 : 1
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Old when it was new
21 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

The plot of this picture may have been fresh back when Grandma was a girl. Come to think of it, when the picture was made, in 1930, Grandma WAS a girl. But it wouldn't be surprising if HER grandmother had come across it somewhere.

It's the one about the rich girl who gives up everything to marry for love - marriage to a poor but independent, honest and reliable man who has nothing but disdain for his wife's glamorous cousin, one of the idle rich who wed a much older man for his money. Unable to escape her wiles, unable to get ahead in the world despite his strong character and earnest efforts, he leaves wife and children to join the sorceress in an aimless pursuit of pleasure here and abroad - until he comes to his senses, returns home and asks his wife's forgiveness.

Have I given away the plot? Then I won't tell you whether she takes him back.

There are fine performances by Kay Francis, Charles Bickford and Kay Johnson, and a typical featherbrained role for ZaSu Pitts that is out of place in this picture.

It is always helpful, from the standpoint of entertainment, for a story to offer a few surprises, something original that will keep the viewer wondering how things will turn out. That is precisely the kind of help this story needs.


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