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Cynara (1932)

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London barrister's marriage is under strain after his affair with a shop-girl who is out to have him. Told in flashback.

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Cast

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Jim Warlock
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Clemency Warlock
Phyllis Barry ...
Doris Emily Lea
Henry Stephenson ...
John Tring
Viva Tattersall ...
Milly Miles
Florine McKinney ...
Garla
Clarissa Selwynne ...
Onslow
Paul Porcasi ...
Joseph, Maitre D'
George Kirby ...
Mr. Boots
Donald Stuart ...
Henry
Wilson Benge ...
Merton, Jim's Valet
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Coroner at Inquest
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London barrister's marriage is under strain after his affair with a shop-girl who is out to have him. Told in flashback.

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Back to the arms of his wife after a hectic weekend with his mistress!

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24 December 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Was Faithful  »

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1.37 : 1
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"I Was Faithful" was the film's working title and ironically became its reissue title in the 40s. See more »

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John Tring: Call no woman respectable until she's dead.
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Features A Dog's Life (1918) See more »

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In the Moonlight
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Written by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby
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Meaningful monotone monogamous melodrama
3 December 2006 | by (Derby, UK) – See all my reviews

And I've always been faithful to this film in my fashion. Rather ignored and almost completely forgotten, with such a simple but eternal storyline it remains an excellent watch. The acting and production is slightly stilted as with early talkies, but it's the other-world moralities displayed by both departments most people would find difficult to assimilate.

The Fatal Attraction type plot has already been well outlined, this is one where the main characters definitely don't end smelling of roses. Henry Stephenson must have played kindly old gentlemen in dozens of films, here he's a kindly old cynical sleazebag - quite jarring it is! Also Colman for hoping to be impervious to female wiles, and Francis as his wife for childishly encouraging temptation - but she does get to say Divine! Halliwell Hobbes also froths too nastily as an outraged coroner.

If you've got the patience it's an absorbing melodrama, one I've seen maybe a dozen times over the years now with no loss of enjoyment, and with a salutary lesson for both sexes that's well worth learning but won't be.


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