MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 37,891 this week

The Virtuous Sin (1930)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 56 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

The Golden Age Of American Talkies: 1930
| Blogdanovich

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 27 Dec 2010
 
list image
a list of 32 titles
created 04 Dec 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 14 May 2013
 
list image
a list of 1015 titles
created 21 Oct 2013
 
list image
a list of 9996 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Virtuous Sin" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Virtuous Sin (1930)

The Virtuous Sin (1930) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Virtuous Sin.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Andre and Colette Bertier are happily married. When Colette introduces her husband to her flirtatious best friend, Mitzi, he does his best to resist her advances. But she is persistent, and... See full summary »

Directors: Ernst Lubitsch, George Cukor
Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Genevieve Tobin
Man Wanted (1932)
Romance | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Lois is the editor of the 400 Magazine and is a work-a-holic. When Tom comes to her office to sell her a rowing machine, he leaves as her personal secretary. After a short time, he is an ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Kay Francis, David Manners, Una Merkel
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The story takes place in medieval France. Poet-rogue Francois Villon, sentenced to hang by King Louis XI for writing derogatory verses about him, is offered a temporary reprieve. His ... See full summary »

Directors: Ludwig Berger, Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Dennis King, Jeanette MacDonald, O.P. Heggie
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A man, Hilary Fairfield returns home after fifteen years in a mental asylum. However, he finds things are not the way they were when he left.

Director: George Cukor
Stars: John Barrymore, Katharine Hepburn, Billie Burke
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young American girl visits Paris accompanied by her fiancee and her wealthy uncle. There she meets and is romanced by a worldly novelist; what she doesn't know is that he is a blackmailer who is using her to get to her uncle.

Directors: Richard Wallace, Edward Goodman
Stars: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Wynne Gibson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Lothar Mendes
Stars: Fredric March, Kay Francis, Stuart Erwin
Guilty Hands (1931)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A district attorney commits the perfect murder when he kills his daughter's womanizing fiancé and then tries framing the fiancé's lover.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Lionel Barrymore
Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Kay Francis, Madge Evans
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young bareback rider in a circus is in love with a trapeze artist, but he has two problems: he drinks too much and he's fallen under the spell of a "vamp" who's nothing but trouble for him.

Director: Lothar Mendes
Stars: Clara Bow, Richard Arlen, Kay Francis
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A scheming musician seduces a wealthy woman for love and money.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Billie Dove, Basil Rathbone, Kay Francis
Transgression (1931)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When an English husband goes off to India for a year-long business trip, he also sends his wife to live in Paris to alleviate her loneliness and boredom. While she is there, she becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon
Stars: Kay Francis, Paul Cavanagh, Ricardo Cortez
Our Betters (1933)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Although the British upper class may be thought our betters in society, but they are certainly not our betters, and perhaps our equals, in morality.

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Constance Bennett, Violet Kemble Cooper, Phoebe Foster
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Constance Bennett, Erich von Stroheim, Anthony Bushell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Gen. Gregori Platoff
...
Marya Ivanova Sablin
Kenneth MacKenna ...
Lt. Victor Sablin
Jobyna Howland ...
Alexandra Stroganov
Paul Cavanagh ...
Capt. Orloff
Eric Kalkhurst ...
Lt. Glinka
Oscar Apfel ...
Maj. Ivanoff
Gordon McLeod ...
Col. Nikitin
Youcca Troubetzkov ...
Capt. Sobakin
Victor Potel ...
Sentry
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 November 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cast Iron  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Connections

Alternate-language version of Generalen (1931) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Early Cukor Effort Worth Viewing
7 November 2001 | by (Forestville, Ca) – See all my reviews

It's fun watching Kay Francis seduce Russian General Walter Huston in order to save real-life husband Kenneth MacKenna (a scientist) in this early talkie. MacKenna's life is at stake for insubordination (he'd rather cure people than kill them) -- Francis tries a ploy to get husband MacKenna pardoned. She becomes an entertainer at a local brothel (she even sings in her audition with Jobyna Howland). Francis gets real tough with Huston during his pursuit and interest in her. Her portrayal shows the complexity of her emotional conflict as she finds her self falling for the general while trying to hold on to the loyalty she feels for her husband. It's quite a performance and a multi-faceted opportunity that Francis plays to the hilt. Francis and Huston were a good team (4 films together) and it's too bad this one isn't more available to viewers.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Virtuous Sin (1930) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?