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Born to Love (1931)

Passed | | Drama, Romance, War | 17 April 1931 (USA)
A war officer who is thought dead returns to the woman he loves, only to find she has remarried.

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Doris Kendall
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Sir Wilfred Drake
Frederick Kerr ...
Lord Ponsonby
Louise Closser Hale ...
Lady Ponsonby
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Leslie Darrow
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A war officer who is thought dead returns to the woman he loves, only to find she has remarried.

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Drama | Romance | War

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Passed
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17 April 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Feita para Amar  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.20 : 1
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Towards the end when Doris goes in the dark bedroom and sees her son Doris' shadow does not match her movements. See more »

Soundtracks

The Darktown Strutters' Ball
(1917) (uncredited)
Written by Shelton Brooks
Played at a dance
Incorporated into the score
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An interesting, if overblown, pre-Code examination of the implications of fault divorce

Born to Love (1931) is rather silly but nevertheless is a good example of a candid treatment of divorce law before the Production Code of 1935 put a stop to serious treatment of divorce or of pre-marital sexuality. Stuck in a loveless marriage to Wilfred, a haughty English aristocrat, Doris causes Wilfred to believe she has committed adultery. The consequences to her are catastrophic.

The plot is creaky and relies on numerous contrivances. The acting is highly forgettable. Nevertheless, the issues of fault-based divorce are important ones. The movie also concerns the conflict between marriage as an institution for love and fulfillment as opposed to a unemotional union designed for the mutual support of spouses and children. Needless to say, divorce law in the old days was much better adapted to the latter vision of marriage than the former.


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