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The Animal Kingdom (1932)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  28 December 1932 (USA)
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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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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:

Królestwo zwierzat  »

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Myrna Loy was borrowed from MGM. See more »

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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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Daisy Sage: You're a free man you know, Tommy, always have been with me, no questions asked, but oh, please, Mexico in June, together, because listen... No, don't look at me. Look in the other way.
[Takes a deep breath]
Daisy Sage: On the boat coming over, the sweetest small boy, about two, and I got crazy about him and I want one. I want one *badly*. So would you please be good enough to marry me?
Tom Collier: [Is startled and stands straight up]
Daisy Sage: Oh, you always said you wanted to and I wouldn't let you. Well, it isn't terribly ...
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Daisy Picks Leslie Howard
11 April 2009 | by (Earth) – 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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