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Susan Lenox  (1931)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 10 October 1931 (USA)
Fleeing her cruel uncle and an arranged marriage Susan Lenox falls in love with a kind stranger but circumstances force her to become a woman of easy virtue.

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(dialogue), (novel) | 3 more credits »
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Burlingham
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Jeb Mondstrum
Hale Hamilton ...
Mike Kelly
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Mrs. Astrid Ohlin
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Madame Panoramia aka Pansy
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Robert Lane
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Storyline

Susan, an orphan, lives the life of Cinderella with rustic relatives. She escapes one stormy night when the fiance her relatives chose tries to force his attentions. Rodney, an architecht, is the prince who rescues her, but he has to take a trip and the wicked relatives catch up with her again. Her next rescuer is a tatooed lady in a circus who can't save her from the circus manager. Rodney shows up and dismisses her as a fallen woman. Susan moves up in the world to the penthouse of a politician who can offer a construction contract to Rodney. Rodney says no and flees to the jungle with Susan in pursuit. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

10 October 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rising to Fame  »

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Budget:

$572,638 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film marked the only teaming of Greta Garbo and Clark Gable, when she was an established star and he a promising young actor whom the studio had just signed. Reportedly, they did not get along well, Garbo considering Gable vulgar and he seeing her as stuck-up and remote. See more »

Quotes

Rodney Spencer: You took your time about catching up with me, didn't you.
Susan Lenox: It costs money and I had to work.
Rodney Spencer: Same old trade, huh?
Susan Lenox: Since I last saw you, no man has had a minute from me. Not even a second.
Rodney Spencer: You're lying.
Susan Lenox: No man since then.
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Featured in MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

None But the Lonely Heart
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played as background music during Mike's party
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Garbo rises above all else
17 August 2001 | by (Washington state) – See all my reviews

This film is noteworthy because of the unique, mysterious, and wonderful screen presence of Greta Garbo. She is thoroughly convincing as the vulnerable young woman at the beginning of the film, and as her character becomes more worldly but still vulnerable she remains convincing. Occasionally she might lapse into acting that would seem to the modern viewer to be overly dramatic, but overall she is brilliant. Clark Gable is okay, but the construction of the film from a plot standpoint left something to be desired. Some things needed to be explained better. This seems to be a common problem with many early sound films as most of the 1928-31 sound films that I have seen are at times disjointed, leaving the viewer wondering why something occurred. That said, I recommend this film because of Garbo.


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