4.7/10
72
12 user 2 critic

The Right of Way (1931)

TV-G | | Drama, Romance | 7 February 1931 (USA)
Snobbish attorney Charles 'Beauty' Steele loses his wife due to his drinking and his heirs at the same time that his brother-in-law absconds with funds belonging to one of Steele's clients.... See full summary »

Director:

(uncredited)

Writers:

(based on the novel by) (as Sir Gilbert Parker), (screen adaptation)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Richard Carewe has raised his deceased friend's son from childhood with the help of his housekeeper and her beautiful daughter, Phyllis. He arranges a marriage between Phyllis and the boy, ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Loretta Young, Conway Tearle, David Manners
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Marian moves to New York to make it big in the chorus and becomes involved in a love triangle.

Director: Thornton Freeland
Stars: Loretta Young, George Brent, Una Merkel
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An out-of-work husband (Norman Foster) resents his wife (Loretta Young) being the breadwinner in the family.

Director: Thornton Freeland
Stars: Loretta Young, Norman Foster, Aline MacMahon
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young woman from a very rich family impulsively marries a reporter, but each assumes the other is the one whose lifestyle must change.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Jean Harlow, Loretta Young, Robert Williams
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Loretta Young, Grant Withers, O.P. Heggie
Madam Satan (1930)
Certificate: Passed Musical | Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Angela and Bob Brooks are an upper class couple. Unfortunately, Bob is an unfaithful husband. But Angela has a plan to win back her husband's affections. An elaborate masquerade ball is to ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Kay Johnson, Reginald Denny, Lillian Roth
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young girl falls in with a gang of criminals. One of their capers is robbing the house of a wealthy socialite who happens to look just like her. In the process of cleaning out the house, ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Loretta Young, Jack Mulhall, Raymond Hatton
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Prizefighter Jimmy Dolan accidentally kills a man at a party and escapes. He hides out at a health farm for invalid children and begins to lose his cynicism under the influence of the ... See full summary »

Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Loretta Young, Aline MacMahon
Midnight Mary (1933)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An abused orphan sinks into a life of crime.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Loretta Young, Franchot Tone, Ricardo Cortez
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Thanks to her ability and her legs, Claire McIntyre rises in the business world.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Loretta Young, Frank Albertson, Ricardo Cortez
Man's Castle (1933)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Bill takes Trina into his depression camp cabin. Later, just as he finds showgirl LaRue who will support him, Trina becomes pregnant.

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Loretta Young, Marjorie Rambeau
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Architect Gordon Wales finds fellow apartmenthouse resident Joan Marsh locked out and flirts with her. When she is murdered evidence points to him. He and Joan's roommate Noreen become ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield
Stars: Loretta Young, Lew Cody, John Wayne
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Charley 'Beauty' Steele
...
...
Joseph Portugais
...
Billy Wantage
...
Luis Trudel
...
The Cure (as George Pearce)
...
The Siegneur (as Holliwell Hobbes)
...
Kathleen
...
Crown Attorney
...
Suzette
Edit

Storyline

Snobbish attorney Charles 'Beauty' Steele loses his wife due to his drinking and his heirs at the same time that his brother-in-law absconds with funds belonging to one of Steele's clients. In search of the thief, Steele is attacked and left for dead. He is rescued by a kindly couple, but suffers from amnesia. He starts life afresh and is happy, until the return of his memory sends him back to resolve his old involvements. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-G
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 February 1931 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Apparatus)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Vitaphone production reels #4221-4228 and #4138 (trailer) See more »

Goofs

Yola d'Avrils character name onscreen is "Suzette," but she is called only 'Suzanne." See more »

Connections

Remake of The Right of Way (1915) See more »

Soundtracks

Nocturne No. 2 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 9 No.2
(1830-1) (uncredited)
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Played on piano by Olive Tell
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This Early "Talkie" Sounded Too Creaky
27 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

I like a lot of the early '30s "pre-code" films but this was just drivel with poor dialog and some poor acting. I only watched it to see Loretta Young, who was a real beauty in her younger days.

The dialog and some of things in here are so dated, so sappy and so overly-melodramatic with the lead character, played by Conrad Nagel, that it's almost laughable. What lawyer interrupts his closing speech to pick up a hankie from a woman in the audience, and then whisper something, kiss her hand and leave the courtroom? The guys nickname is "Beauty," and he sure is that! I wonder if audiences in the early '30s actually took this character and dialog seriously....or were they enamored to have "talkies."

Well, at least Loretta looked super, and sounded like a normal person but how many could people today watch this and stick around long enough to see her? She doesn't appear until almost a half hour, which is almost half the movie!


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page