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

Director:

Writers:

(novel), | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Raffles (1930)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A distinguished English gentleman has a secret life--he is the notorious jewel thief the press has dubbed "The Amateur Cracksman". When he meets a woman and falls in love he decides to "... See full summary »

Directors: George Fitzmaurice, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast
Stars: Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, David Torrence
The Gold Rush (1925)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mack Swain, Tom Murray
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Ronald Coleman plays an MP addicted to drugs, and a double recruited to cover for him.

Director: Richard Wallace
Stars: Ronald Colman, Elissa Landi, Juliette Compton
Arrowsmith (1931)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Based on Sinclair Lewis's novel "Arrowsmith". A medical researcher is sent to a plague outbreak, where he has to decide priorities for the use of a vaccine.

Director: John Ford
Stars: Ronald Colman, Helen Hayes, Richard Bennett
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Algy, Bulldog Drummond's right-hand-man, is getting married. Bulldog attends; on the way home, in the fog, he enters the (apparently deserted) mansion of Prince Achmed in search of a phone.... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Ronald Colman, Loretta Young, Charles Butterworth
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.

Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson
Jersey Boys (2014)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.

Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

At a hotel in the middle of the Sahara Desert, an old man and his beautiful daughter try to keep the location of a hidden treasure from a collection of thieves and criminals staying at the ... See full summary »

Director: George Fitzmaurice
Stars: Ronald Colman, Fay Wray, Estelle Taylor
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A bored WWI veteran helps out a young woman, who believes her uncle is being held hostage.

Director: F. Richard Jones
Stars: Ronald Colman, Claud Allister, Lawrence Grant
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In the mid-1700's the East India Company has power over commerce on the sub-continent, with the blessings of the British government. A clerk in the company, Robert Clive, is frustrated by ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Boleslawski
Stars: Ronald Colman, Loretta Young, Colin Clive
Dodsworth (1936)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A retired auto manufacturer and his wife take a long-planned European vacation only to find that they want very different things from life.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas
First Lady (1937)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

As presidential election time approaches in Washington it is the women behind the scenes who seem to be making the decisions.

Director: Stanley Logan
Stars: Kay Francis, Preston Foster, Anita Louise
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Jim Warlock
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

24 December 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Was Faithful  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Jim Warlock: Yes, but surely, if you're fond of someone, you want to be kind. At least one owes a little consideration.
John Tring: Consideration? When you're telling a woman you don't want her? It's like brushing a man's hair the morning you hang him.
See more »

Connections

Features A Dog's Life (1918) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding Dance
(uncredited)
Music by Paul Lincke
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I am not sure I really understood the point of this film....and I think this goes for the writer as well!
7 December 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Despite the fact that the film stars the ever erudite Ronald Colman, there just isn't much to recommend this bizarre Pre-Code melodrama. Much of it is because the message is muddled, inconsistent and bizarre...and the characters are completely unlikable.

Colman plays a very well-respected barrister who has every reason to be happy. And, he loves his wife and tells her and everyone else how lucky he is. Because of this, what follows really makes no sense. At the insistence of his 'friend' (Henry Stephenson in a VERY atypical sort of role for him), Colman takes one stupid step after another and is headed for an affair. Again and again, Colman says 'no'--and only seconds later, does exactly what this young lady wants. Now here is the weird part--although he spends time with the lady, tells her he loves her and kisses her, no sort of sexual relationship is even implied!! So, we are expected to believe he is now cheating on his wife BUT doesn't want to sleep with the lady! Huh?!? The young lady turns out to be a bit flaky. Although he insists repeatedly that he loves his wife and won't leave her, she persists in pushing him to do exactly this. Now considering that Colman plays a real wienie who always caves in, you can understand her expectations. But, when he continues to refuse to leave his wife, she responds by killing herself and the film tries very hard to make you feel sorry for Colman--who just seems like a giant idiot and an unlikable one at that.

So what is the point of the film? Should you have lots of affairs ONLY just be certain the ladies involved are non-suicidal? Is adultery okay as long as you don't 'do the nasty'? Can the audience care about a man's predicament when he creates it himself, is awfully unlikable and a dope? All I know is that I just didn't give a rat's behind for him or the story. A weird combination of Pre-Code morality and prudishness. Clearly one of Colman's worst films.


2 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Was the suicide actually filmed? Equinox23
Discuss Cynara (1932) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?