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


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Complete credited cast:
Helen Riley
Tommy Rock
Jack Maitland
Jimmy Damier
Angie Wickerstaff
Connie Maitland
Defense Attorney
John Holmes
Mrs. Maitland
Franklin Parker ...
Harry Stubbs ...


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 <>

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Millie learned that love can crush the heart that leers at love! (original poster) See more »


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Release Date:

8 February 1931 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Equipment)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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


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


(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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Shocking for its time!
23 February 2002 | by (Corrales, NM) – See all my reviews

Pretty racy when it was released but rather tame by today's standards. Uneven production with some very good moments but more that will catch your mind wandering. If you are interested in pre-code movies, this one should be seen. Story involves a mother who gives up child and falls from grace only to be redeemed at the end. It is also a movie about a strong woman who exercised choice and refuses to live the kind of life that destined for most young women who were married at the time. Not a great film and probably only worth your time if looking for historical examples or as a classroom project.

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