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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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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 that's referred to, "Fifty Million Frenchmen" was a musical comedy written by Cole Porter and opened on Broadway in 1929. See more »

Quotes

[Last lines]
Richard 'Dick' Ives II: No more theories then?
Anne Vincent Ives: What have theories to do with love?
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Yankee Doodle
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Traditional 18th century tune
Hummed by Joan Blondell and Natalie Moorhead
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young Stanwyck commentary on married life
28 August 2008 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

In 1931, Stanwyck was still a young girl, with her LONG hair, child-like innocent manner, and round kid face. As Anne Vincent, she wants to stay single and happy, while her beau Dick (James Rennie) wants to get married. Along for fun is Charles Butterworth as George, Dick's sidekick. He tells the couple that they have been discovered, and totters off, for more drinks... Ricardo Cortez is also here as the ex-boyfriend Baines to stir things up; Stanwyck and Cortez had worked together on three films together in the 1930s. Look for a 25 year old Joan Blondell as Helen Childers, Anne's friend, in one of her early roles. Will things stay the same if they get married? That's the big question. Kind of a statement of the times, and even more so in a couple years when the production code will keep everything on the up and up, even when they aren't. This was Darryl Zanuck's 12th film as producer. Towards the middle of the version shown on Turner Classics, there are scratches or wear marks on the right side of the screen, not surprising for such an old film. Interesting to watch, but no big surprises.


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