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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

Complete credited 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 ...
Humpty
Bert Woodruff ...
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Storyline

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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Budget:

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

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1.37 : 1
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Kenyon Nicholson's play, "Torch Song," opened on 27 August 1930 on Broadway in New York City. Guy Kibbee originated the role of Cass Wheeler in that production. 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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Featured in Fast Workers (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

What Can I Do? I Love That Man
(uncredited)
Written by Martin Broones
Sung by Joan Crawford at the cabaret
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Salvation Army's lonely hearts club band
27 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

Clark Gable is particularly handsome in his Salvation Army uniform.He is very efficient when it comes to showing seduced girl Crawford the straight and narrow!And he must display lots and lots of patience ,indulgence and compassion for ,even after the marriage of her beau ,a smug buck,she's ready to fall in love again head over heels . Gable and Crawford singing canticles while delivering free meals to the needy.What a nice way to redeem your soul and to find true love!

What's really tragic is that these poor people are still looking for free meals in the soup kitchen ,be it the the Salvation Army or one of the other charitable organizations .In France ,in the organization I'm currently working for("Les Restos Du Coeur" ) ,the number of beneficiaries has increased by 15% in 2010-2011.


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