Hard-hitting news editor Jim Branch falls for high-society type Sharon Norwood but can't get to first base as he continually makes use of her knowledge of the rich and famous to try to ... See full summary »
Robert Z. Leonard
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
Dated with Corny Conclusion, But Still Delightful to See
The ambitious box factory worker Marian (Joan Crawford) lives in the countryside and dreams on having a luxury lifestyle, with a comfortable apartment, jewels and money. When her friend and also worker Al Manning (Wallace Ford) proposes to marry her, she goes to the train station and meets the millionaire Wally (Skeets Gallagher) that invites Marian to go to New York. On the arrival, she meets the prominent lawyer and aspirant to politician Mark Whitney (Clark Gable) and becomes his mistress. Three years later, Marian has become a refined woman and her dream has come true, but she falls in love with Whitney. When Manning visits her, he has become a self-made man and he believes that Marion has married a wealthy man. Soon Marian realizes that she is only the perfect mistress but not Whitney's wife. When he runs to governor, Marion sacrifices her relationship with Whitney to avoid a scandal that could damage his image in the elections.
"Possessed" is a dated movie with a corny conclusion, but still delightful to see despite the amoral story. Joan Crawford and Clark Gable have a perfect chemistry and there are witty dialogs. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "Possuída" ("Possessed")
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