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Susan Lenox <Her Fall and Rise> (1931)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Romance  |  10 October 1931 (USA)
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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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Karl Ohlin
John Miljan ...
Burlingham
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Jeb Mondstrum
Hale Hamilton ...
Mike Kelly
Hilda Vaughn ...
Mrs. Astrid Ohlin
Russell Simpson ...
Doctor
Cecil Cunningham ...
Madame Panoramia aka Pansy
Ian Keith ...
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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Release Date:

10 October 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rising to Fame  »

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Budget:

$572,638 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

David Graham Philllips, the novelist who wrote "Susan Lenox: Her Rise and Fall" was murdered by a mentally unbalanced reader while walking in Grammercy Park, in New York in 1911. The novel was published posthumously six ears later in 1917. Its subject matter was initially thought to be too risqué. See more »

Quotes

Burlingham: [Referring to Susan] I wish she'd marry me. She's fine.
Rodney Spencer: [Mockingly] Marry! Say, listen, all you need is the price of a marriage license - just the price, not the wedding - just the price.
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Soundtracks

Symphony No.6 in B- 'Pathétique' Op.74
First movement (Adagio)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Excerpts Played as background musicduring Mike's party
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Starts off FANTASTICALLY, but then just fizzles
28 September 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The first twenty or so minutes of this film is about as good as you can find for Greta Garbo and Clark Gable. When poor little Greta is forced to run from her abusive and cold home, the movie really becomes marvelous as the relationship between Garbo and Gable begins. During all this time, the cinematography is tops, with wonderful camera-work, lighting and composition. And, the romance between the leads is really compelling and beautiful. However, after this wonderful start, the film quickly falls apart. Through a series of misunderstandings, the lovers inexplicably become cold and angry towards each other--and after such a great start, this really makes no sense at all! Then, for the rest of the film, we see Clark and Greta periodically "stumbling upon each other" and then mistreating each other even though EVERYONE watching the film knows they really love each other and KNOWS they will ultimately admit this to each other. So, you KNOW what will happen and there is no suspense at all--NONE! It's really sad when a film starts off so well and then fizzles into a dull and predictable mess that could have simply been handled if either Garbo or Gable had just said "let's stop the bickering and marry--after all, YOU know and I know that it's meant to be!". But, for some odd reason, the writers want us to just assume the leads are too stupid and too proud to admit it. Gimme a break!


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