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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 ...
'Dick' Ives II
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Price Baines
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Margie True
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Georgie Evans
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Helen 'Duckie' Childers
Claude Gillingwater ...
Ives Sr.
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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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WHO WAS RIGHT? Can a woman hold a man without marriage? See more »

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Drama | Romance

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

Quotes

Anne Vincent Ives: Oh, poor ole Georgie, he's all hot and bothered, isn't he. But, don't you worry, Georgie, you didn't put your foot in it. Because, Dick was weekending with a dazzling brunette. At least, I hope I dazzled. I did, didn't I, Dick?
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Version of Ex-Lady (1933) See more »

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Get Happy
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Background music at the Club Lido
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Excellent Barbara Stanwyck
20 July 2012 | by (Boston, US) – See all my reviews

First time Stanwwyck captivated me. Attractive, cute, sensitive, intelligent. A master performance raising an overall OK movie to a different level. I fell in love with her character as an actress and as a young woman. Ann is a beautiful young lady full of sensitivity, common sense and intelligence. The movie reveals a conflict of feelings between two people triggered by their love toward each other. You would say it shows two characters with a behavior ahead of its time, but scratching the surface of the "mores" of the time, it really portraits a common conflict of love, in which the characters act in a mostly mature and civilized manner -I would add she way more mature than him, and this kind of acting does not have anything to do with the "mores" of the times. Quite the opposite,human beings have behaved maturely through history regardless of the prevailing social norms. Finally I would like to add that now I understand how Barbara Stanwick gained her reputation as a remarkable actress during her youth.


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