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Lady with a Past (1932)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance  -  19 February 1932 (USA)
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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Venice Muir
Ben Lyon ...
Guy Bryson
David Manners ...
Donnie Wainwright
Don Alvarado ...
Carlos Santiagos
Albert Conti ...
Rene
Merna Kennedy ...
Ann Duryea
Astrid Allwyn ...
Lola
Don Dillaway ...
Jerry (as Donald Dillaway)
Blanche Friderici ...
Nora (as Blanche Frederici)
John Roche ...
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 | Romance

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Release Date:

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 »

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Siboney
(1929) (uncredited)
Written by Ernesto Lecuona
Played as dance music at a Paris nightclub
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Clever.
31 October 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Constance Bennett is miserable. Despite having money and being a pretty lady, she is hardly noticed by men. Yet, at the same time, 'bad' women attract men like flies. For instance, one woman was acquitted for shooting her husband--and now men won't leave her alone! So, out of desperation, she hires a guy down on his luck to pose as her lover and create the impression she's a loose woman! He seems a bit worldly and indicates he knows how to make her attractive by making her mysterious and a bit trampy. The plan works pretty well--but, of course, by the end of the film several complications have occurred.

The plot is pretty clever and is carried off pretty well due to good acting from Bennett and Ben Lyon. Not a great film, but nice entertainment and worth your time.


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