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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 "The Mirage" by), (adaptation) (as Lenore Coffee) , 1 more credit »
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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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21 November 1931 (USA)  »

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Verkaufte Liebe  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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The first of two films with this title Joan Crawford appeared in. The second was the 1947 film Possessed (1947), for which she received an Oscar nomination. This makes Crawford the only star to appear in two completely different films with identical titles. See more »

Quotes

Mark Whitney: Men who can be bought and sold have no claim on Mark Whitney.
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Edited into Visions of Light (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stars and Stripes Forever
(1896) (uncredited)
Written by John Philip Sousa
Played by a band at the start of electioneering scenes
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Great Except for Ending!
22 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this film and watch it a lot. The ending is a bit sappy, and generally I turn it off after Joan tells Clark that she's not really in love with him. It's funny how many writers say they like it because of the "feminist" issues. Isn't it enough that the acting is good, the comedy is sophisticated and Joan sings a wonderful song in German, French and English? (The writer who said Bing Crosby did it better is just silly; how can one compare the two singers?) Are movies more valuable because they're about "important" themes? Is all the literature we've treasured over the centuries great because of anything other than it reflects the realities of love and life and death?


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