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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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(uncredited)

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(play), (adaptation) (as Lenore Coffee) | 1 more credit »
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Mark Whitney
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Al Manning
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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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21 November 1931 (USA)  »

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The Mirage  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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Edgar Selwyn's play, "The Mirage", opened in New York on 30 September 1920. See more »

Quotes

Wally: ...so you'd better listen. There's only one way for a girl to get along in this town, and that's with a man - a rich man to help her, but she must keep a cool head. When you meet a man, never look him in the eye.
Marian Martin, aka Mrs. Moreland: No?
Wally: No. Take a peek at the pocket book.
[She glances at his right pocket]
Wally: . No, wrong number. And one other thing before you go' Find out all you can about them and never tell them anuthing. Men like to think they're Christopher Columbus discovering America.
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Soundtracks

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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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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