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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 ...
Daisy Sage
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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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Comedy | Drama

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28 December 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pouco Amor não é Amor  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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Leslie Howard, William Gargan and Ilka Chase originated the roles in New York when the play opened on 12 January 1932 at the Broadhurst Theater and ran for 183 performances. 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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Surprisingly honest and frank drama...
7 December 2004 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 12/7/2004 - 7 out of 10(Dir- Edward H. Griffith): Surprisingly honest and frank drama about a man who can't decide between two women in his life. One, ties him down to a commitment and is a solid person and the other doesn't ask for a commitment and is a great friend but doesn't have the stability of the first. I never did figure out why the movie was called "Animal Kingdom", but I believe it has to do with how we as humans tend to become survivalists like those in the animal kingdom do when things aren't going well. This is one of the most complex character studies that I've seen in awhile especially from a movie made so long ago. The acting is kind of up-and-down but the story is consistently intriguing as we try to figure out what Tom(the book publisher) is going to do in his life from one moment to the next. Every character in this story is interesting in one way or another and the movie works hard to follow these characters and not just make a happy-go-lucky movie experience. There is a uniqueness in this film's open attitude towards love and friendship and how to piece them together that I have not seen often.


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