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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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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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The Mirage  »

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Charlotte Greenwood was signed as a cast member, but she was not seen in the movie. News items mentioned several performers during production, but some did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These include Florence Lake, Virginia Sale and Francis Ford. See more »

Quotes

Marian Martin, aka Mrs. Moreland: Well, I just thought you could give me some advice.
Wally: The East River is full of girls who took advice from men like me.
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Remake of The Mirage (1924) See more »

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How Long Will It Last?
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph Meyer
Lyrics by Max Lief
Sung by Joan Crawford in French, German and English
Played as part of the score throughout
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Fast-paced and racy
13 October 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Poor factory girl (Joan Crawford) goes to New York to find fame and fortune. She quickly becomes a "kept" woman for a rich lawyer (Clark Gable--without his moustache). But she can't keep her past away forever and things start to go terribly wrong.

Strong (for 1931), short (71 minutes) pre-Code drama. The script is sharp and believable, the direction good and there are some incredibly lavish settings. Also Crawford and Gable are just great in their roles and both of them look incredibly beautiful. There was a brief part at the end that I didn't buy, but that didn't destroy the picture at all. Well worth seeing for anybody, but a definite must for Crawford and Gable fans.


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