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Writers:
Edgar Selwyn (from the play "The Mirage" by)
Lenore J. Coffee (adaptation)
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Release Date:
21 November 1931 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Ambitious factory Girl Marion Martin meets a handsome well-to-do, but he's interested in her as a mistress, not a wife. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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The Forgotten: Brown's Requiem
 (From MUBI. 9 October 2009, 9:38 PM, PDT)

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Mature pre-code Hollywood drama See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joan Crawford ... Marian

Clark Gable ... Mark Whitney
Wallace Ford ... Al Manning
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ... Wally (as Skeets Gallagher)
Frank Conroy ... Travers
Marjorie White ... Vernice
John Miljan ... John Driscoll
Clara Blandick ... Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norman Ainsley ... Ambrose - Wally's Butler (uncredited)
Jack Baxley ... 'League of Nations' Heckler (uncredited)
Wade Boteler ... 'Answer That One' Heckler (uncredited)
Clarence Brown ... Man on Merry-Go-Round (uncredited)
André Cheron ... Monsieur Lavell - Party Guest (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Signor Martini - Party Guest (uncredited)
Phyllis Crane ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Jean Del Val ... Waiter (uncredited)
Florence Enright ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Fred Malatesta ... Party Waiter (uncredited)
Alphonse Martell ... French Waiter (uncredited)
Wilfred Noy ... Bertram - Mark's Butler (uncredited)
Jack Pennick ... 'Parole for Convicts' Heckler (uncredited)
Ruth Renick ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Joan Standing ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Barbara Tennant ... Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Wilhelm von Brincken ... Baron von Bergen - Party Guest (uncredited)
Walter Walker ... Whitney for Governor Supporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Clarence Brown (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Edgar Selwyn (from the play "The Mirage" by)

Lenore J. Coffee (adaptation) (as Lenore Coffee)

Lenore J. Coffee (dialogue continuity) (as Lenore Coffee)

Produced by
Clarence Brown .... producer
Harry Rapf .... producer (uncredited)
Irving Thalberg .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Charles Maxwell (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Oliver T. Marsh (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
William LeVanway (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Costume Design by
Adrian (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Dorian .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Anstruther MacDonald .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Samuel Cohen .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Eddie Fitzgerald .... second camera (uncredited)
Jack Griffin .... head grip (uncredited)
George Hurrell Sr. .... still photographer (uncredited)
S.C. Manatt .... still photographer (uncredited)
Kyme Meade .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ted Wurtenberg .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
William Axt .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
76 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (1994) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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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: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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Soundtrack:
The Stars and Stripes ForeverSee more »

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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Mature pre-code Hollywood drama, 30 April 2000
Author: James T. West from New York City, NY

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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