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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), 1 more credit »
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Mark Whitney
Wallace Ford ...
Al Manning
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ...
Wally (as Skeets Gallagher)
Frank Conroy ...
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Marjorie White ...
Vernice
John Miljan ...
John Driscoll
Clara Blandick ...
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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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Release Date:

21 November 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Verkaufte Liebe  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

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

[to Marian, after being introduced to von Bergen, Lavell, and Martini]
Vernice LaVerne: Say, what is this? Ellis Island?
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Soundtracks

The Sidewalks of New York
(1894) (uncredited)
Music by Charles Lawlor and James W. Blake
Played during the carousel scene
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Joan Crawford sings!!!
22 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Has anyone really noticed that Joan Crawford sings in this movie??? And she's really pretty good! I have to admit that I like Joan Crawford movies...even the bad ones. But to see her sing!!! You have to hand it to her, she really did work very hard to make herself into Joan Crawford... And she sings in English, French AND German!!! Quite a nice little movie here.... Clark Gable is gorgeous and luscious of course, and there are a bunch of supporting players who really became quite famous back then.

I love old movies!! A good story with interesting characters and beautiful mise-en-scene.

Try it! You'll like it! And it's worth it just to see Joan Crawford sing!


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