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-But the Flesh Is Weak (1932)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  9 April 1932 (USA)
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The Clements father and son live by the generosity of rich women. Max, the son, sets his sites on Lady Joan, who is rich, but down-to-earth and charming. At her house he meets Rosine Brown,... See full summary »

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Nora Gregor ...
Mrs. Rosine Brown
Heather Thatcher ...
Lady Joan Culver
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Sir George Kelvin
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Florian Clement
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Prince Paul
Frederick Kerr ...
Duke of Hampshire
Eva Moore ...
Lady Florence Ridgway
Forrester Harvey ...
Gooch
Desmond Roberts ...
Findley
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The Clements father and son live by the generosity of rich women. Max, the son, sets his sites on Lady Joan, who is rich, but down-to-earth and charming. At her house he meets Rosine Brown, an Austrian widow involved with a rich man. Instantly infatuated with her, Max pursues Rosine until she relents and agrees to marry him. But the elder Clement loses 4500 pounds gambling and Max decides he must marry Joan to prevent his father's imprisonment. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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But the Flesh Is Weak  »

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Lady Joan Culver: Isn't the prince amusing?
Max Clement: I think he's revolting.
Lady Joan Culver: Oh no he's not. Just a bit obvious. Knows what he wants and gets it. He's got a terrific reputation as a lover.
Max Clement: How do people get reputations as lovers? Women tell their friends?
Lady Joan Culver: No, not exactly. But it gets about. If you see a lot of women looking particularly radiant - somebody's been around.
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30 March 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of Robert Montgomery, whom I think paired best with Norma Shearer. In his early dashing leading man roles, he's like a princely powder puff, smelling of lavender. In this movie, "But the Flesh Is Weak," he's a sticking rose. Like a bee after honey, he pesters Nora Gregor in frame after frame. The movie became too sickly sweet for me midway, and I was wishing for more scenes with Montgomery and Sir C. Aubrey Smith, who plays his gambling father, surprisingly far more dashing than Montgomery in this film. My guess is that another viewing might be more pleasant. Nora Gregor and Heather Thatcher deliver solid performances and are dressed beautifully. Nils Asther plays an even bigger powder puff in this movie, but he's a delight.


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