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Writers:
Edgar Selwyn (from the play by: "The Mirage")
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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Great Except for Ending! See more (23 total) »

Cast

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Joan Crawford ... Marian Martin

Clark Gable ... Mark Whitney
Wallace Ford ... Al Manning
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ... Wally Stuart (as Skeets Gallagher)
Frank Conroy ... Horace Travers
Marjorie White ... Vernice LaVerne
John Miljan ... John Driscoll
Clara Blandick ... Marian's 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)
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Directed by
Clarence Brown (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Edgar Selwyn (from the play by: "The Mirage")

Lenore J. Coffee (adaptation and dialogue continuity by) (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:
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:
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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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Great Except for Ending!, 22 March 2007
Author: rensamuels from United States

I love this film and watch it a lot. The ending is a bit sappy, and generally I turn it off after Joan tells Clark that she's not really in love with him. It's funny how many writers say they like it because of the "feminist" issues. Isn't it enough that the acting is good, the comedy is sophisticated and Joan sings a wonderful song in German, French and English? (The writer who said Bing Crosby did it better is just silly; how can one compare the two singers?) Are movies more valuable because they're about "important" themes? Is all the literature we've treasured over the centuries great because of anything other than it reflects the realities of love and life and death?

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