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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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Guy Bryson
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Donnie Wainwright
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Carlos Santiagos
Albert Conti ...
Rene
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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: We're going to the bicycle races in a few minutes.
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Soundtracks

Siboney
(1929) (uncredited)
Written by Ernesto Lecuona
Played as dance music at a Paris nightclub
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Only for die-hard Constance Bennett fans
1 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In a recent biography of the Bennetts, the author implied that Constance Bennett was in movies only for the money with which to lead a luxurious lifestyle. However, her work in this film would make one believe that she really could act.

In this film, the usually glamorous Bennett convinces you that she is a wallflower, despite looking just as attractive as ever. Perhaps it's the way she carries her body, or the inflection in her voice.

The film may have been fresh in its day, but now seems trite and contrived. Nevertheless, if you're a Constance Bennett fan, you'll enjoy this film.


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