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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 ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Helen Twelvetrees ...
Millie Blake Maitland
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Helen Riley
Robert Ames ...
Tommy Rock
James Hall ...
Jack Maitland
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Jimmy Damier
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Angie Wickerstaff
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Connie Maitland
Edmund Breese ...
Defense Attorney
Frank McHugh ...
John Holmes
Charlotte Walker ...
Mrs. Maitland
Franklin Parker ...
Spring
Charles Delaney ...
Mike
Harry Stubbs ...
Mark
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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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"One rule for both sides" was the battle cry of this human tempest as she leaped the hurdles of convention...determined to make all men pay for one man's betrayal. (original ad) See more »

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Drama | Romance

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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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Trivia

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 »

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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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Fun early talkie. great story, great cast.
9 January 2014 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Fun to see a young Joan Blondell. She and Frank Mc hugh would make TONS of great films over the next 20 years. The sound and picture quality are surprisingly good for such a seldom seen film. Sure, it ain't no Gone with the Wind, but they packed a lot of story into this early love triangle, or quadrilateral, as the case may be.

Gal (Helen Twelvetrees is "Millie") falls in love, and keeps getting shafted by the men in her life. She is determined to be strong and independent, and protect herself and her daughter, Connie, played by Anita Louise. We see the daughter at the beginning, and again near the end, but she kind of disappears for most of the story. She and her two best friends get together and "help" each other whenever there is a crisis. Help is a relative term here... her two friends take a little too much delight in giving her bad news about her husbands and the guys who "done her wrong".

Good fast moving script for the most part. Granted, there are a couple scenes that don't really need to be there (the "drunk" scene, where the two gal pals console each other, and a couple others.) Takes on some bigger issues, way ahead of its time, but watch it for yourself to see what I mean. I think they are showing all kinds of true life "things", if one reads between the lines, that weren't normally talked about in films. I'm really surprised at the lower rating of "6" as of today, but with only 211 votes, I guess it hasn't been seen much. Directed by John Dillon, who had started EARLY on in the silents. You can tell this was a relatively new talkie, since they use title cards here and there. Novel written by Donald Clarke, who also wrote "Female", another story of an early, independent woman, made into film.


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