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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

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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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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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21 November 1931 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Edgar Selwyn's play, "The Mirage", opened in New York on 30 September 1920. See more »

Quotes

Marian Martin, aka Mrs. Moreland: Regret? I left school when I was only 12... never learned how to spell "regret."
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Connections

Remake of The Mirage (1924) See more »

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A Hot Time in the Old Town
(1896) (uncredited)
Music by Theo. A. Metz
Played during an electioneering scene
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Mature pre-code Hollywood drama
30 April 2000 | by (New York City, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie goes to prove that pre-code Hollywood was much more mature and knew how to make movies of good taste on socially relevant issues. The theme of the woman who lives as a 'mistress' of the man she loves because he prefers not to get married was very daring in those days. The social background was also cleverly handled. One scene is particularly impressive and intelligent: when J. Crawford, just about to cross a railroad, stops to wait a train go slowly by and, through each window that passes, she has a glimpse of how the other half lives, just as though she were watching a movie. A visually very inspired moment.


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