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Possessed (1931)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  21 November 1931 (USA)
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Ambitious factory Girl Marion Martin meets a handsome well-to-do, but he's interested in her as a mistress, not a wife.

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(from the play by: "The Mirage"), (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Marian Martin
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Mark Whitney
Wallace Ford ...
Al Manning
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ...
Wally Stuart (as Skeets Gallagher)
Frank Conroy ...
Horace Travers
Marjorie White ...
Vernice LaVerne
John Miljan ...
John Driscoll
Clara Blandick ...
Marian's Mother
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Storyline

Marion is a factory worker who hopes to trade the assembly line, for a beautiful penthouse apartment. Mark Whitney, a wealthy and influential lawyer can make her dreams come true, but there is only one problem, he will give her everything but a marriage proposal. Will this affair ever lead to marriage? Written by Kelly

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

21 November 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Verkaufte Liebe  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The short films Trader Hound (1931) and I Love a Lassie (1931) played before this film in some theaters during its original theatrical run. See more »

Quotes

Marian Martin, aka Mrs. Moreland: Oh, Mark, I feel as if I was walking on the edge of a precipice.
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Connections

Featured in MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Annie Rooney
(1890) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Michael Nolan
Sung a cappella by Wallace Ford on the carousel
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Joan Crawford sings!!!
22 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Has anyone really noticed that Joan Crawford sings in this movie??? And she's really pretty good! I have to admit that I like Joan Crawford movies...even the bad ones. But to see her sing!!! You have to hand it to her, she really did work very hard to make herself into Joan Crawford... And she sings in English, French AND German!!! Quite a nice little movie here.... Clark Gable is gorgeous and luscious of course, and there are a bunch of supporting players who really became quite famous back then.

I love old movies!! A good story with interesting characters and beautiful mise-en-scene.

Try it! You'll like it! And it's worth it just to see Joan Crawford sing!


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