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The Crash (1932)

 -  Drama  -  9 October 1932 (USA)
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Rich couple loses their fortune in stock market crash.

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Cast

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Linda Gault
George Brent ...
Geoffrey Gault
Lois Wilson ...
Marcia Peterson
Barbara Leonard ...
Celeste
Paul Cavanagh ...
Ronnie Sanderson
Henry Kolker ...
John Fair
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Arthur Pringle
Ivan F. Simpson ...
Hodge (as Ivan Simpson)
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Rich couple loses their fortune in stock market crash.

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9 October 1932 (USA)  »

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Although the story takes place primarily in October 1929, and immediately thereafter, all of Linda Gault's clothes are from 1932 (styles changed dramatically during those three years). See more »

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Bermuda
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Linda is talking to the turtle
Also played when Linda and Ronnie first meet
Also played in Ronnie's hotel room
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In this case, pride cometh before a crash
11 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of four movies that Ruth Chatterton and her husband George Brent made together at Warner Brothers, and I'd have to say that in spite of the fact that none of the main characters had remotely admirable qualities I enjoyed the film. Plus I make allowances that its roughly one hour running time is not long enough for much character development.

Here George Brent and Ruth Chatterton play wealthy couple Geoffrey and Linda Gault. Geoffrey Gault is hardly John Galt, for if he shrugged all that would be disturbed is some air. Geoffrey makes his money by allowing his lovely wife to seduce knowledgeable men of finance and extract stock tips from them. He then plays the market with these tips and accumulates more and more wealth. However, showing that there's maybe a spark of character left in him, he is still jealous. As there are signs that there are problems in the market building up to the stock market crash, Geoffrey instructs Linda to get one final tip from a man she's recently broken off her relationship with - wealthy industrialist John Fair. Fair tells Linda he doesn't give something for nothing, since he is still somewhat bitter about their break up. When Geoffrey questions Linda later in the evening and she says she got nothing out of Fair, Geoffrey says, somewhat self-satisfied, that her charms had to slip some day. Linda's pride is hurt by this, and she lies saying that Fair did tell her that the tremors in the market mean nothing and that everything will continue to go up. Not only does Geoffrey invest based on this fabrication, so does Linda's maid and all of her other servants. The results are ... well, I'll let you watch and see how this all plays out. Let me just say it all came across as rather lacking in a firm resolution.

It's always a pleasure to see Ruth Chatterton in anything, as she makes even a shallow woman like Linda Gault seem complex, and in some ways she really is. I'd recommend this one to anybody who likes the early talking Warner Brothers films or precode films, although this film is more stark commentary on the reversal of fortunes of the early 30's than it is precode.


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