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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Complete credited cast:
Venice Muir
Guy Bryson
David Manners ...
Donnie Wainwright
Carlos Santiagos
Albert Conti ...
Merna Kennedy ...
Ann Duryea
Astrid Allwyn ...
Don Dillaway ...
Jerry (as Donald Dillaway)
Blanche Friderici ...
Nora (as Blanche Frederici)
John Roche ...
Cornelius Keefe ...
Aunt Emma


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)  »

Also Known As:

Reputation  »

Box Office


$541,075 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Venice Muir: People who live in glass houses shouldn't live in glass houses.
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Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Whistled by David Manners
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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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