Millie's life begins to crumble when she finds out her husband is having an affair.

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Millie Blake has a love affair that goes wrong, so Millie plays the field recklessly from that point on. When she finds out that one of the reckless players from her past has now cast his spell on her daughter, she takes matters into her own hands and finds herself in a courtroom trying to find a better defense plea than mother-love and honor-protection. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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MAN PAYS A PRICE...WOMAN PAYS A PENALTY! (original poster - all caps) See more »

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8 February 1931 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Equipment)

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1.20 : 1
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Charles R. Rogers produced this as an independent film, but sold the distribution rights to RKO after he was made chief executive of RKO-Pathé in January 1931. See more »

Goofs

The beginning of the film is supposed to be set around 1914 yet the cast are wearing early-1930s fashion See more »

Quotes

Connie Maitland: It tickles my nose!
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Referenced in Consolation Marriage (1931) See more »

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Millie
(1931) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Nacio Herb Brown
Played during the opening credits and at the end
Played by a band at a nightclub and sung by an unidentified trio
Reprised as dance music and as background music often
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Creaky plot
18 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This creaky antique reworking of Madame X is of interest mainly for its pre-code ingredients, blatant lesbianism, unpunished sex outside marriage etc., than any real value as a film. A lot of the film techniques are reminiscent of silents showing the growing pains of films continued into the early thirties. Part of the problem with the film is that all the men talk about how the heroine gets under a man's skin and they can't get over her but Helen Twelvetrees exudes none of the magnetism that makes that believable. The supporting players add more to the picture than the leads with Lilyan Tashman having the most fun as a party girl with Joan Blondell and Frank McHugh both starting out but already stealing scenes with their patented personas firmly in place. Except for the three of them the acting is extremely florid, especially towards the end. An almost unrecognizable Anita Louise, still beautiful but so young, is cast as Millie's daughter.


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