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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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(play), (adaptation) (as Lenore Coffee) | 1 more credit »
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Al Manning
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ...
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John Miljan ...
John Driscoll
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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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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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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

Mark Whitney: [to Marian] I like women who know what they want. Sometimes I can help them get it.
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Featured in MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992) See more »

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The Sidewalks of New York
(1894) (uncredited)
Music by Charles Lawlor and James W. Blake
Played during the carousel scene
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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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