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The Guilty Generation (1931)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  19 November 1931 (USA)
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John Smith is a young architect who changed his name from Marco Ricca when he realized that being a notorious bootlegger's son was not likely to help his career. Maria Palmiero's father is ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Leo Carrillo ...
Mike Palmero
Constance Cummings ...
Maria Palmero
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Marco Ricca
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Tony Ricca
Emma Dunn ...
Nina Palmero
Leslie Fenton ...
Joe Palmero
Murray Kinnell ...
Jerry
Ruth Warren ...
Nellie Weaver
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John Smith is a young architect who changed his name from Marco Ricca when he realized that being a notorious bootlegger's son was not likely to help his career. Maria Palmiero's father is also a bootlegger, and she's finding that the high society circles she wants to move in are not very welcoming to her. Naturally, John and Maria's fathers are waging a brutal gang war back in New York, and naturally John and Maria fall in love. The premise mirrors that of "Romeo and Juliet," but the plot doesn't, although the bodies do pile up. Written by Cameron Majidi <cmaj@prolifics.com>

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19 November 1931 (USA)  »

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A Culpa dos Pais  »

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(Western Electric System)

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1.37 : 1
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The play was copyrighted as "The Windy City" on 24 September 1928. No major performances are known. See more »

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26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Guilty Generation, The (1931)

*** (out of 4)

Warner had The Public Enemy, Universal had Scarface and Columbia had this little gem from director Rowland V. Lee. A young couple (Robert Young & Constance Cummings) fall in love even though their fathers (Leo Carrillo & Boris Karloff) are rivals of opposite gangs. There's no doubt this lifts the story of Romeo and Juliet and while it starts off a bit shaky there's no denying the final twenty minutes are extremely good as the girl's father finally finds out who the boy's father is. Everyone gives a very good performance but Cummings is the real standout with her delightful charm. Karloff is also very good in his few moments at the start of the film. It's really great that TCM is showing all these rare Columbia films and I can't wait to see what else they have from this period.


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