Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Tarnished Lady is a 1931 Pre-Code American drama film directed by George Cukor. The screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart is based on his short story, A Story of a New York Lady.

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, Clive Brook, Phoebe Foster
Grumpy (1930)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Directors: George Cukor, Cyril Gardner
Stars: Cyril Maude, Phillips Holmes, Frances Dade
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Julie Cavendish comes from a family of great Broadway actors. Her mother Fanny staunchly continues acting. Her boisterous brother Tony is fleeing a breach of promise suit in Hollywood. Her ... See full summary »

Directors: George Cukor, Cyril Gardner
Stars: Ina Claire, Fredric March, Henrietta Crosman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Gold-diggers Kay Francis and Lilyan Tashman meet susceptible lonely businessmen at conventions in this ribald preproduction code story. The millionaires lavish the girls with expensive ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Kay Francis, Joel McCrea, Lilyan Tashman
Rockabye (1932)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Actress Judy Carroll, from the gas-house district has been trained, educated and developed so well by her manager, that not even the publicity-seeking world of the theater has guessed her ... See full summary »

Directors: George Cukor, George Fitzmaurice
Stars: Constance Bennett, Joel McCrea, Paul Lukas
Our Betters (1933)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 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 7.1/10 X  

A woman who is a member of a gang of con artists impersonates the mother of a wealthy blind man; she comes to feel a true motherly love for the young man, and refuses to try to cheat him.

Director: Stuart Walker
Stars: Kay Francis, William 'Stage' Boyd, Conway Tearle
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Dress designer Joan Wood, who's heavily in debt, has created costumes for a Broadway show that is exported to Argentina. With the money she wants to pay her debts, but there was a mistake: ... See full summary »

Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Jack Oakie, Jeanette MacDonald, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher
24 Hours (1931)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A nightclub singer is carrying on an affair with a married man. When she is found murdered, her lover is suspected of the crime.

Director: Marion Gering
Stars: Clive Brook, Kay Francis, Miriam Hopkins
Cynara (1932)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

London barrister's marriage is under strain after his affair with a shop-girl who is out to have him. Told in flashback.

Director: King Vidor
Stars: Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, Phyllis Barry
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A wealthy woman, trying to discourage a former boyfriend from pursuing her, hires a young songwriter who needs money to pay off his gambling debts to pretend to be her boyfriend. The ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor, George Sanders
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A musical revue that basically has Paramount stars and contract-players doing things some had never done on screen, and wouldn't again; such as Ruth Chatteron , in a French-café setting ... See full summary »

Directors: Dorothy Arzner, Otto Brower, and 9 more credits »
Stars: Jean Arthur, Clara Bow, Maurice Chevalier
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Gen. Gregori Platoff
...
Marya Ivanova Sablin
...
Lt. Victor Sablin
...
Alexandra Stroganov
...
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

 
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:
?