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29 August 1931 (USA) See more »
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Valentine Winters goes to Paris to meet the divorced mother she has never known. She becomes involved... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Frederick shines in fast-paced drama laced with humor See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joan Crawford ... Valentine 'Val' Winters

Pauline Frederick ... Diane 'Di' Winters

Neil Hamilton ... Robert 'Bob' Blake Jr.
Monroe Owsley ... Tony Girard
Hobart Bosworth ... Mr. Robert Blake Sr.
Emma Dunn ... Mrs. Margaret Blake
Albert Conti ... André de Graignon
Adrienne D'Ambricourt ... Marie, the Housekeeper
Marcelle Corday ... Alyce, the Maid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marjorie Rambeau ... Diane 'Di' Winters (scenes deleted)

Ann Dvorak ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Armand Kaliz ... (uncredited)
Sandra Ravel ... Bit (uncredited)
Leo White ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Nick Grinde  (as Nicholas Grindé)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frank Butler 
Mildred Cram  story "Girls Together"
John Meehan  additional dialogue
Sylvia Thalberg 

Cinematography by
Charles Rosher 
 
Film Editing by
William LeVanway 
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Costume Design by
Adrian (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert A. Golden .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Hommel .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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68 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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Marjorie Rambeau fell ill during production and was replaced by Pauline Frederick.See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Frederick shines in fast-paced drama laced with humor, 7 November 2003
Author: Neal99 from Michigan

There is considerable energy in this Joan Crawford vehicle, and it compares favorably with some of her other films of the period - it is much more engaging than Laughing Sinners, for example. A number of scenes are very short, and the story moves along briskly. Perhaps the biggest surprise is the performance of Pauline Frederick as Crawford's mother - she is believable and touching, and evokes great sympathy as a woman in a difficult situation. The settings, of course, are sumptuous in that art deco MGM style that is so appealing from the distance of more than 70 years. Also noteworthy is that although this is a drama, there is a fair amount of humor throughout. It is not one of the depressing, heavy-going melodramas typical of the period.

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