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Three Who Loved (1931)

Passed | | Drama | 3 July 1931 (USA)
John Hanson (Conrad Nagel) is a bank teller and invests in stocks. He and his best friend (another bank teller) Phil Wilson (Robert Ames) live at a boarding house run by his Swedish ... See full summary »

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John Hanson
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Mrs. 'Aunt Anna' Larson
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John Hanson (Conrad Nagel) is a bank teller and invests in stocks. He and his best friend (another bank teller) Phil Wilson (Robert Ames) live at a boarding house run by his Swedish fiance's aunt, Mrs. Larson (Bodil Rosing). While Phil lives to chase girls, John spends all his free time studying for the bar exam. He wants to be a successful lawyer and build a dream home and future for his fiance, Helga Larson (Betty Compson). But all work and no play makes John a dull boy, and Helga delights in Phil taking her out to shows to relieve her boredom. Months pass and John realizes the pal he loved stole the girl he loved! Phil reassures John he is not interested in her. John's stocks dive and threatened with financial ruin, he desperately steals ten grand to pay his broker, from the bank til of Phil's station. Police lieutenant Tom Rooney (Robert Emmett O'Connor) catches Phil leaving town with a one way ticket to Rio, trying to ditch Helga who thinks Phil will marry her. The bank examiner ... Written by Richard Unger <DECOCHASER@aol.com>

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The $7,500 check that John writes (in 1926) for the first payment on the house he wants built would be the equivalent of just over $100,000 in 2015. The $10,000 stolen from the bank would be worth almost $135,000 in 2015. See more »

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The marriage license issued to John and Helga is dated July 11, 1926. That date is a Sunday, so that office would have been closed. See more »

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Who Wouldn't Love You
(1925) (uncredited)
Written by Joseph A. Burke and Benny Davis
Played on a radio
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complicated and emotionally stirring
4 November 2002 | by (chicago) – See all my reviews

Betty Compson plays Helga, who comes over from scandinavia to marry John, who ends up ignoring and boring her, but embezzles his bank to provide for them, in the midst of what becomes an unhappy love triangle. The acting is very good, and like all early Archainbaud's, crisply directed. Everyone turns in emotionally vivid performances, and there is a lot more content here than anyone would expect. And Nick Musuraca makes it all look good.


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