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Woman in Bondage (1932)

The Impassive Footman (original title)
| Crime, Drama | July 1932 (UK)
Grace Marwood and her husband, a hopeless hypochondriac, take a cruise where she falls in love with the ship's medical officer, young Dr Daventry. The two continue to meet chastely for ... See full summary »

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Bryan Daventry
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Grace Marwood
Allan Jeayes ...
John Marwood
George Curzon ...
Simpson
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Dr. Bartlett
Frances Rose Campbell ...
Mrs. Angers
Florence Harwood ...
Mrs. Hoggs
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Grace Marwood and her husband, a hopeless hypochondriac, take a cruise where she falls in love with the ship's medical officer, young Dr Daventry. The two continue to meet chastely for several years, with Marwood's behaviour becoming ever more selfish and insufferable in the interim, until her husband finally becomes suspicious and accuses her violently of the adultery she has not in fact committed, provoking her to leave him for the man she loves. Meanwhile, the invalid's every whim is catered to by the mysterious well-educated footman Simpson, who is apparently prepared to put up with anything from his employer. But Marwood falls genuinely ill, and Daventry is the only doctor in England who may be able to save him... and the footman has a secret of his own... Written by Igenlode Wordsmith

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Would have been good except for...............
14 September 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

............Owen Nares who's "acting" in the latter part of the film where he has to make life changing decisions re her and her husband's operation is laughable. The many dramatic drawn out pauses had me thinking that Betty Stockfeld (leading lady/love interest) was going to burst out any moment with an "It's your line now", thinking that Owen had dried.

To be fair on him though, I suppose this is what comes of doing too many silent films; although everyone else (including the bit part actors) acted him off the "stage".

Well worth a look, even if it was for the laughs at Owen Nares' expense.


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