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Illicit (1931)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 14 February 1931 (USA)
A young couple lives together out of wedlock, but they find that they're ahead of their time.

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James Rennie ...
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Charles Butterworth ...
Georgie Evans
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Helen 'Duckie' Childers
Claude Gillingwater ...
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Ann, a young lady of scandalously "advanced" ideas, has been living in near-sin with blueblood lover Dick, due to her conviction that marriage will destroy their love. Finally, social pressure forces them to marry; in due course, it looks as if Ann was right. Her solution: to separate and return to dating. Can this marriage be saved? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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14 February 1931 (USA)  »

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Ilícito  »

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$249,000 (estimated)
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(Brunswick Radios Used Exclusively)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The play was copyrighted 1 July 1930, but had no New York City Broadway production. See more »

Quotes

Anne Vincent Ives: Why Georgie, you look a little emaciated!
George Evans: [Inebriated] Well, I was just emaciated into the Elks Saturday night.
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Referenced in Complicated Women (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Maybe It's Love
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by George W. Meyer
Lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell and Archie Gottler
Whistled by James Rennie
Hummed and sung by Barbara Stanwyck
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fascinating
1 April 2002 | by (Durham, NH) – See all my reviews

Prohibition; scorned women, that was the early 30's. This was before the "decency" rules came into effect. Avant garde is the only way to describe this. Dated, yes. But very descriptive of the times. Only Stanwyck could do this well. Her strength and sensitivity are evident in every frame. This is a history lesson of the times and traditions that existed way back when!


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