MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 44,069 this week

The Virtuous Sin (1930)

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 56 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

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 5003 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 14 May 2013
 
list image
a list of 962 titles
created 21 Oct 2013
 

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 6.1/10

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... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Stuart Walker
Stars: Kay Francis, William 'Stage' Boyd, Conway Tearle
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

At his mother's funeral, stuffy bank clerk Henry Pulling meets his Aunt Augusta, an elderly eccentric with more-than-shady dealings, who pulls him along on a whirlwind adventure, as she ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Maggie Smith, Alec McCowen, Louis Gossett Jr.
Zaza (1938)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A sexy singer in a French music hall falls in love with a handsome, but married, aristocrat.

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall, Bert Lahr
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Escaping to England from a French embezzlement charge, widower Henry Scarlett is accompanied by daughter Sylvia who, to avoid detection, "disguises" herself as a boy, "Sylvester." They are ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Brian Aherne
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
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Sarajevo June 28, 1914. Dushan, the Serbian mayor of a Hungarian town, has come to see the parade of Archduke Ferdinand. While there he runs into Geza, an old friend in the Hungarian Army ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Boleslawski
Stars: Kay Francis, Nils Asther, Walter Huston
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A million dollar Tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette.

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An upper-crust artist hires a 'party girl' as a model; romance follows.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ralph Graves, Lowell Sherman
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Gardoni, a down-on-his-luck vaudeville performer, is taken in by a fellow performer, a clown who has a bicycle riding act. Gardoni shows his appreciation by stealing the clown's act and his girlfriend, whom he marries.

Directors: Robert Milton, Dorothy Arzner, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Hal Skelly, William Powell, Fay Wray
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

John Nelson, a well-to-do businessman, is escorting a woman he knows as Ethel Barry to the door of her apartment suite when a man steps out of the shadows and angrily demands to know where ... See full summary »

Director: Louis J. Gasnier
Stars: William Powell, Marion Shilling, Natalie Moorhead
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

André and Colette Bertier are happily married. But Mitzi, an old school chum of Colette's, resurfaces out of the blue. As her marriage is on the rocks she has no better idea than to seduce ... See full summary »

Directors: George Cukor, Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Lili Damita
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
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 Die Nacht der Entscheidung (1931) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"To be loyal I had to be disloyal."
25 November 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Marya (Kay Francis) gets friendly with Gen. Platoff (Walter Huston) in order to save her husband Victor (Kenneth MacKenna) from being executed. This involves sleeping with him. The outcome may not be what you expect.

This is an enjoyable film although it drags in parts and is quite stagey, eg, the characters sometimes deliver their lines facing the camera and each scene fades out before we start the following scene. Kenneth MacKenna is a real arse-hole in this film twatting on about his own personal honour. Kay Francis has become a slag to save his life and the prick just seems ungrateful. Thank goodness the film ends in the way that it does. I liked Walter Huston's character in the film - he is a tough general - and I felt sorry for him when he realized that he had been used by Kay Francis. I thought that he delivered the best line of the film in the battle scene where he grabs Victor back from going over the bunker to certain death. His command is "You're alive and you will please remain that way!"

The film keeps you guessing as to what Marya's tactic is going to be in order to secure Victor's release. In the end, it's nothing more than being a slut so it's slightly disappointing in terms of an exciting plot. Jobyna Howland has some funny moments as the brothel madam "Alexandra". Overall, the film is OK.


0 of 3 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:
?