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Faithless (1932)

Approved | | Drama | 15 October 1932 (USA)
Socialite Carol Morgan romps through the depression and her wealth while breaking up with Bill Wade and getting back together with him.

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Carol Morgan
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William 'Bill' Wade
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Mr. Peter M. Blainey
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Anna Appel ...
Mrs. Mandel, Second Landlady
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Mr. Ledyard
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Mr. Carter
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Socialite Carol Morgan romps through the depression and her wealth while breaking up with Bill Wade and getting back together with him.

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$203,420 (estimated)
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This film was first telecast in Philadelphia Monday 7 October 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); in San Francisco it found itself in the unhappy situation of being broadcast on the morning of 22 November 1963 on KGO (Channel 7), repeatedly, and sadly but understandably, interrupted by the latest news updates from Dallas. In New York City and Los Angeles this title would have been included in the MGM film library then under the control of WCBS (Channel 2) and KTTV (Channel 11), respectively, but there is no reliable documentation that it was ever televised at this time in either of these major markets, most likely because of sponsors resistance to its age and the severely pre-code aspects of its basic story. See more »

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[first lines]
Mr. Ledyard: [on the telephone] But Carol, this bank is your guardian. We're living in 1932, but you persist in spending money as if it were still '29, before the crash. You've forced me to eliminate your charities - even your father's most beloved project - the Morgan Home for Girls.
Carol Morgan: [lounging on her silk sheets] Fine. I don't believe in delinquent girls - silly weaklings.
Mr. Ledyard: But our records show that twenty-nine percent of them went on the street because they didn't have a bed to sleep in.
Carol Morgan: Oh, ...
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St. Louis Blues
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Great Tallulah Bankhead Role
23 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Faithless is a 1932 weepie that casts Tallulah Bankhead as a carefree rich girl in love with hard-working advertising man, Robert Montgomery. It's her last Hollywood starring role for more than a decade.

Bankhead is great as she goes from playgirl to kept girl to street walker. Montgomery also goes bust and gets sick. There is a happy ending.

Hugh Herbert plays a nasty, noncomic part, Louise Closser Hale plays the landlady, Anna Appel is another landlady, Virginia Howell plays Herbert's jealous wife, Maurice Murphy (just dreadful) plays the younger brother,Henry Kolker is a banker, and Sterling Holloway is a photographer.

This is probably Bankhead's best 30s performance on film.... She is glamorous, slinky, funny, and pathetic all at once. Her drunk scene with Hugh Herbert is excellent as she laughs her throaty laugh even though she is lost and knows it. Montgomery us looser than usual. Herbert is surprisingly effective as the cad. And Hale is hilarious as the cheap landlady. This was the seventh of Bankhead's early talkies and her last til Lifeboat; she had also made 5 silent films.


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