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Kept Husbands (1931)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 22 February 1931 (USA)
Daughter of a wealthy family decides to marry a poor working man.

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Richard 'Dick' Brunton
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Hughie Hanready
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Mrs. Brunton
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Mrs. Henrietta Post
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Arthur Parker
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Charlie Bates
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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. See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Passed

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22 February 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El obrero y la millonaria  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.20 : 1
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Dorothea 'Dot' Parker Brunton: The minute I saw him, I didn't give two hoots if he gargled his soup in the key of A Minor. That boy was made for me, and what's more, I'm going to have him.
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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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