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The Animal Kingdom (1932)

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Tom Collier has had a great relationship with Daisy, but when he decides to marry, it is not Daisy whom he asks, it is Cecelia. After the marriage, Tom is bored with the social scene and ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Ann Harding ...
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Thomas 'Tom' Collier
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Cecelia Henry Collier
William Gargan ...
'Red' Regan - the majordomo
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Owen Fiske
Ilka Chase ...
Grace
Henry Stephenson ...
Mr. Rufus Collier
Leni Stengel ...
Franc Schmidt
Don Dillaway ...
Joe Fiske
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Tom Collier has had a great relationship with Daisy, but when he decides to marry, it is not Daisy whom he asks, it is Cecelia. After the marriage, Tom is bored with the social scene and the obligations of his life. He publishes books that will sell, not books that he wants to write. Even worse, he has his old friend working as a butler and Cecelia wants him fired. When Tom tries to get back together with Daisy to renew the feelings that he once felt, Daisy turns the tables on him and leaves to protect both of them. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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28 December 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kr√≥lestwo zwierzat  »

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(1932). Stage Play: The Animal Kingdom. Comedy. Written by Philip Barry. Directed by Gilbert Miller. Broadhurst Theatre: 12 Jan 1932- Jun 19 (closing date unknown/183 performances). Cast: Lora Baxter (as "Cecelia Henry"), Ilka Chase (as "Grace Macomber"), Frederick Forrester (as "Rufus Collier"), Frances Fuller (as "Daisy Sage"), William Gargan (as "Richard Regan"), Leslie Howard (as "Tom Collier"), Betty Lynne (as "Franc Schmidt"), G. Albert Smith (as "Owen Arthur"), Harvey Stephens (as "Joe Fisk"). Produced by Gilbert Miller and Leslie Howard. Note: Filmed by RKO Radio Pictures as The Animal Kingdom (1932). See more »

Goofs

During the last scene with Leslie Howard and Myrna Loy, they are sitting at a dining table. There is a floral centerpiece on the table and they both have glasses of wine until she leans back in her chair, at which time only Howard's glass remains. Then her glass and the flowers reappear. See more »

Quotes

Daisy Sage: Behold, the bridegroom cometh. And no oil for my lamp, as usual. A foolish virgin me. Oh, foolish anyway.
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A sparkling black and white film for those who love a good story contrasting the love of art and life with the love of convention.
5 January 2002 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

A film examining character and intelligence, motives and integrity, the artist's life versus the conventional life. It is a love story which depicts love and friendship on many levels. This film is one of those interesting ones where the viewer has to be able to listen to dialogue and interpret meaning. There are subtle interactions between the characters and a civilized, low-key ambiance.


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