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Peacock Alley (1930)

Passed  -  Drama | Music | Romance  -  10 January 1930 (USA)
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Claire Tree is a singer/dancer who goes after what she wants in a straight-forward, no-nonsense manner, so when she finds herself in the New York City hotel-suite, in fashionable Peacock ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Claire Tree
George Barraud ...
Stoddard Clayton
Jason Robards Sr. ...
Jim Bradbury (as Jason Robards)
Richard Tucker ...
Martin Saunders
William L. Thorne ...
Dugan (as W.L. Thorne)
Phillips Smalley ...
Bonner
...
Walter - Bell Captain
E.H. Calvert ...
Paul
Arthur Hoyt ...
Crosby
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Bush ...
Himself (Biltmore Trio Member)
Paul Gibbons ...
Himself (Biltmore Trio Member)
Bill Seckler ...
Himself (Biltmore Trio Member)
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Claire Tree is a singer/dancer who goes after what she wants in a straight-forward, no-nonsense manner, so when she finds herself in the New York City hotel-suite, in fashionable Peacock Alley, of Stoddard Channing, she wastes no time. Claire wants to get married. But, Stoddard, whom she cares for very much, has several proposals directed at her, none of which sound remotely like a marriage proposal; Claire tells him, in her straight-forward, no-nonsense manner that she wants to get married because, in her words: "I'm running away from the doubts and uncertainty and problems of a woman who isn't married." Stoddard thinks that nuptial bonds is a stupid old-fashioned tradition and fatal to romance. She says any man who says that is lying, and when she departs his suite at the crack of dawn, she seems convinced Stoddard indeed believes what he said he believed. But Claire has another option awaiting her...a Texan from home, and she promptly accepts his marriage proposal. But the house ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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If a Lady Admits Giving a Man Kisses---Should He Deny to Her Husband That He Enjoyed Them? If He Doesn't, What Has Hubby a Right to Think? See more »

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Drama | Music | Romance

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(RCA Photophone System)

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Mae Murray attempted to sue Tiffany Productions for $1,750,000, alleging that the technical incompetence of the crew had damaged her career. See more »

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In My Dreams, You Still Belong to Me
Performed by Mae Murray (voice dubbed)
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Not surprisingly, Mae Murray tried to sue Tiffany Studios for nearly $2 million!
11 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

"Peacock Alley" is just plain awful. True, the DVD under review is missing its ten-minutes Technicolor sequence in which Mae Murray moves her lips to a voice dubber's rendition of "In My Dreams, You Still Belong To Me", but frankly not even Al Jolson could save this absolutely dreadful non-movie in which the characters just stand around and declaim gosh-awful dialogue for what seems like two hours. As to who give the worst performance? That's easy. Mae Murray. As to who is the most unflatteringly photo-graphed heroine in movie history? That's easy. Mae Murray. Who wears the worst make-up, the worst clothes, the worst hair style? Mae Murray. In fact, very sad to say, Mae Murray looks a total wreck, and as an actress she's a total write-off. True, her co-star, George Barraud, runs Mae close in the bad acting stakes. He seems to be under the delusion that he's on a stage rather than a film set. Maybe Marcel De Sano, fresh from directing Charles Boyer and Huguette Duflos in the French version of "The Trial of Mary Dugan" (1929) at M-G-M, had a limited command of English? In any case, this movie helped to put paid to Mae Murray's career. She had a good role in Lowell Sherman's "Bachelor Apartment" (1931) and then co-starred opposite him in "High Stakes" (also 1931). That was the end of her acting career. In 1949, she re-emerged as a producer in England with "Dick Barton Strikes Back", followed by "Come Dance with Me" and "Shadow of the Past" (both 1950).


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