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Kept Husbands (1931)

Passed  -  Drama  -  22 February 1931 (USA)
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Blue collar steelworker Richard Brunton (McCrea) saves two of his fellow workers after an accident at a factory. In gratitude, his boss, millionaire Arthur Parker invites Richard for dinner... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Dorothea 'Dot' Parker Brunton
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Richard 'Dick' Brunton
Ned Sparks ...
Hughie Hanready
Mary Carr ...
Mrs. Brunton
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Mrs. Henrietta Post
Robert McWade ...
Arthur Parker
Bryant Washburn ...
Charlie Bates
Florence Roberts ...
Mrs. Henrietta Parker
Freeman Wood ...
Llewllyn Post
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Blue collar steelworker Richard Brunton (McCrea) saves two of his fellow workers after an accident at a factory. In gratitude, his boss, millionaire Arthur Parker invites Richard for dinner with his family. Arthur's daughter Dot (Mackaill) is instantly impressed and infatuated with Richard She vows to marry him within a month.She does but Richard's seeming good luck is short-lived when he discovers how spoiled and selfish Dot really is, draining his finances dry in her greed, and he becomes Dot's "kept husband." Richard eventually convinces her to settle down and be happy on his humble salary. Written by Anonymous

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Every Inch a Man--Bought Body and Soul by His Wife.

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22 February 1931 (USA)  »

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Maridos Apenas  »

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The Wedding March
(1842) (uncredited)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played at the wedding
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Quite Good
20 September 2005 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Joel McCrea is a steel worker whose valor moves his boss to invite him to dinner. The boss's wife and daughter are terrible snobs and think this a hilarious idea. It turns out he was a star football player from Harvard, despite his humble origins. And the daughter sets her sights on them.

(All this occurs in the first 15 minutes.) McCrea, one of my great favorites, is not the star he was soon to become. He's a fine actor and looks good but his image is not yet set.

The daughter is a very disagreeable character, in my view. What better catch could anyone want than McCrea? And she doesn't always appear to appreciate him.


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