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The Impatient Maiden (1932) Poster

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Film debut of Hattie McDaniel.
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Director James Whale did not care for the casting of Lew Ayres. According to film historian Greg Mank, the director accepted the project in order "to keep busy."
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[According to Lew Ayres in a 1985 interview] Mr. Whale had a reputation as an outstanding director, but I feel he was more or less accustomed to actors with considerable more polish than I possessed at the time. Yet, I was the young man under contract to the studio, and he had me thrust upon him... I tried to do my job, and he said little or anything to me one way or other. Frankly, I don't think he thought I was correctly cast for the part.
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Filming completed December 29, 1931 one day under schedule and $13,000 under budget.
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The last of three 1931 collaborations between Mae Clarke and director Whale. The first two were "Waterloo Bridge" and "Frankenstein."'
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According to film historian Greg Mank in a 1985 issue of "Films in Review," Whale "amused himself with clever camera techniques through walls (e.g. dolly shots through walls.)
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Mae Clarke was sick during most of the production of this film and Night World (1932), which were made back-to-back.
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