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Laughing Sinners (1931)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  30 May 1931 (USA)
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Cabaret performer Ivy Stevens in an affair with a low-rent traveling salesman is dumped in a 'Dear Jane' letter and finds solace in joining the Salvation Army.

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Cast

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Ivy 'Bunny' Stevens
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Howard 'Howdy' Palmer
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Carl Loomis
Marjorie Rambeau ...
Ruby
Guy Kibbee ...
Cass Wheeler
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Mike
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Fred Geer
Gertrude Short ...
Edna
George Cooper ...
Joe
George F. Marion ...
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Bert Woodruff ...
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Cafe entertainer Ivy Stevens falls for sleazy salesman Howard Palmer and jumps from a bridge when he dumps her. Saved by Salvation Army officer Carl, Ivy reforms and joins the Army. When she runs into Palmer she falls for him all over again. Carl beats up Palmer and gives a speech to Ivy which induces her to return to the Army and to Carl. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

30 May 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Complete Surrender  »

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$338,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Most of the film was shot with Johnny Mack Brown in the role of Carl when it was decided to drop this footage and reshoot it with Clark Gable. See more »

Quotes

Carl Loomis: [to Ivy] If you love him, and you want to go back to him, I'm not the one to set myself up as a guide. I just want you to be happy - whatever you do - but if you're going back because of what you've done, you don't need to, Ivy. We all stumble. All we can do is pick ourselves up again and go on and on and on until we find ourselves through our own mistakes. It won't make any difference to me, Ivy. I want you to know that...
[He turns to go but stops]
Carl Loomis: I guess you know where I'll be if you want me.
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Joan Crawford (1962) See more »

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Just Before the Battle, Mother
(uncredited)
Composed by George F. Root (1864)
Sung by Roscoe Karns
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See this for Joan's "farmer" dance! Incredible!
16 August 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This may not be the greatest of the Crawford/Gable pairings, but their affinity for each other is obvious, and as always what is unsaid between them speaks volumes about their off-screen relationship. The film's other highlights include Joan's singularly eccentric "farmer" dance, for which she sports a false nose and beard! This was surely the inspiration for the Soggy Bottom Boys' "disguises" and dancing in the climax of 'O Brother Where Art Thou?'. In any event, the phenomenal originality of her performance provides another dimension to Crawford's enduring film legacy.


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