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Lady with a Past (1932)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 19 February 1932 (USA)
A wealthy, proper society girl finds that she's much more popular with men when she pretends to be a "bad" girl.

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Venice Muir
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Guy Bryson
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Donnie Wainwright
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Carlos Santiagos
Albert Conti ...
Rene
Merna Kennedy ...
Ann Duryea
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Lola
Don Dillaway ...
Jerry (as Donald Dillaway)
Blanche Friderici ...
Nora (as Blanche Frederici)
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Carl
Cornelius Keefe ...
Spaulding
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Aunt Emma
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A wealthy, proper society girl finds that she's much more popular with men when she pretends to be a "bad" girl.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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19 February 1932 (USA)  »

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$541,075 (estimated)
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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Was about to start filming with rising star Robert Williams in the role of Guy when Williams died from a sudden attack of appendicitis and peritonitis. Ben Lyon replaced him in the role. See more »

Goofs

About 12 minutes into the film, Constance mentions to the host that her drink is strong. When the host offers to taste it, she hands him a glass that has less liquid than when it cuts to him tasting the cocktail. See more »

Quotes

Guy Bryson: Let's go on a crying drunk. No, no, I can't tonight. I've got to go to the bicycle races.
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Soundtracks

Siboney
(1929) (uncredited)
Written by Ernesto Lecuona
Played as dance music at a Paris nightclub
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A solid little film with an unbelievable premise ...
24 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

... that premise being that Constance Bennett as Venice Muir cannot attract a man at all. Constance isn't some plainly dressed and drably made-up wallflower that physically transforms, which is the plot you'd expect. From scene one she is the glamorous looking woman she usually plays, yet we are to believe that because she wants to discuss the books she's read that men would chew through wood to get out of being in the same room with her? With her looks and bearing she should reasonably expect to recite the dictionary and yet be followed by suitors - men simply aren't that deep.

David Manners proposes marriage to Venice when drunk, slinks away when sober, and leaves Venice wondering what she'll have to do to change her luck with men. Her solution - hire someone (Ben Lyon) to be her "boyfriend" and tell tales about her lack of virtue and her exciting nature that in turn should attract some actual suitors. These things never work out as planned - I'll let you watch and see what happens.


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