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Possessed (1931)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 21 November 1931 (USA)
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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(uncredited)

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(play), (adaptation) (as Lenore Coffee) | 1 more credit »
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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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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

Marian Martin, aka Mrs. Moreland: When a woman sings with the heart, the language is unimportant.
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Featured in MGM Greatest Moments: A Video Sampler (1987) 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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Probably Gable & Crawford's best film
14 July 2002 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

In 1931, rising star Clark Gable & already established star Joan Crawford made three films together at MGM. This is probably the best of those three, and maybe the best of all eight they did over a nine-year period (STRANGE CARGO in 1940 follows second best). Crawford is a poor Pennsylvania factory worker, who decides to go to New York to find fortune and happiness, eventually with married lawyer Gable. The plot relies on the familiar "Crawford formula" of a rags-to-riches story. 3 out of 4 stars.


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