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The Animal Kingdom (1932)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 December 1932 (USA)
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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Thomas 'Tom' Collier
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Cecelia Henry Collier
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'Red' Regan - the majordomo
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Owen Fiske
Ilka Chase ...
Grace
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Mr. Rufus Collier
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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)  »

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Królestwo zwierzat  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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Film Daily news items claim that director Edward H. Griffith used a "new method" of filming for this production. To speed up filming, six small sets adjoining one another on one large set were built. This technique was designed to save ten days of shooting time. However, because Harding became ill, production was delayed by a week and actually took longer than usual. 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 »

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Tom Collier: Red, do you ever think about your future?
'Red' Regan - the majordomo: I guess where I'll go, it'll be plenty hot.
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Leslie Howard (1962) See more »

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Daisy Picks Leslie Howard
11 April 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

After his engagement to alluring socialite Myrna Loy (as Cecilia Henry), Connecticut publisher Leslie Howard (as Tom Collier) learns former friend and lover, artist Ann Harding (as Daisy Sage), is returning to an apartment they shared. Professing her undying love, Ms. Harding startles Mr. Howard by proposing he marry her, instead; and, as Harding notes, she is accepting Howard's numerous past proposals. Howard is conflicted, but chooses to marry Ms. Loy. Yet, Howard can't forget Harding - does he love Loy, Harding, or both? "The Animal Kingdom" is a sleepy, spineless version of Philip Barry's stage play - but, it has a good cast.

**** The Animal Kingdom (12/23/32) Edward H. Griffith ~ Leslie Howard, Ann Harding, Myrna Loy, William Gargan


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