6.0/10
37
3 user

Lena Rivers (1932)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 3 October 1932 (UK)
Young Lena Rivers, who was born out of wedlock, goes to live with a rich uncle. Unfortunately, her uncle's wife and daughter make no secret of their dislike of Lena and that they don't want her in their family.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Gun Play (1935)
Mystery | War | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A cowboy comes to the aid of a lady rancher threatened by Mexican bandits who believe there is a treasure buried on her land.

Director: Albert Herman
Stars: Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Marion Shilling, Frank Yaconelli
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Gilin, is just released from prison and now that the government has clamped down on the sale of tires, decides to enter the tire-stealing-for-resell racket. Driving home, he has a car wreck... See full summary »

Director: Harold Young
Stars: Ricardo Cortez, Rochelle Hudson, William Henry
On Your Guard (1933)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An ex-con makes for a backwoods town intending to rob the bank, and becomes involved in protecting three orphans from land swindlers instead.

Director: George Crone
Stars: Richard Talmadge, Dorothy Burgess, Edmund Breese
Raffles (1930)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A distinguished English gentleman has a secret life--he is the notorious jewel thief the press has dubbed "The Amateur Cracksman". When he meets a woman and falls in love he decides to "... See full summary »

Directors: George Fitzmaurice, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast
Stars: Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, David Torrence
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The Temples investigate a series of gruesome murders attributed to a mysterious figure known as "The Marquis."

Director: Maclean Rogers
Stars: John Bentley, Patricia Dainton, Grey Blake
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

The police investigate a bank robbery, and when they don't seem to be making much headway, a newspaper reporter decides to investigate it on his own.

Director: Arthur Hoerl
Stars: Hal Skelly, Rose Hobart, Harry T. Morey
Love at Sea (1936)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Adrian Brunel
Stars: Rosalyn Boulter, Carl Harbord, Frank Birch
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Reginald Denham
Stars: Mary Jerrold, Roger Livesey, Lilian Oldland
Profile (1954)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The editor of a magazine falls in love with the publisher's daughter. The only trouble is that the publisher's wife quite fancies him as well. Then he's accused of embezzling funds.

Director: Francis Searle
Stars: John Bentley, Kathleen Byron, Thea Gregory
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A blackmailer is murdered, and the police find that there is a long list of suspects who wanted to see him dead.

Director: Maurice Elvey
Stars: Mary Germaine, William Sylvester, Alexander Gauge
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A forger (Carpenter) flees to Spain but his daughter is kidnapped by a ruthless gang.

Director: Cecil H. Williamson
Stars: Paul Carpenter, María Martín, Joe Robinson
Night Work (1930)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Willie, as an assistant window-dresser, is the lowest man on the totem pole at a department store. To add insult-to-injury Willie is also the store's designated 'Fired Man."; when a ... See full summary »

Director: Russell Mack
Stars: Eddie Quillan, Sally Starr, Frances Upton
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Morgan Galloway ...
...
Grandmother Nichols
...
...
John Nichols
...
Mrs. Mathilda Nichols
...
Caroline Nichols
...
Grandfather Nichols
...
Curfew
John Larkin ...
Lucifer 'Lucy' Jones
The Kentucky Singers ...
Choir Singers (as the Kentucky Jubilee Singers)
Edit

Storyline

Lena Rivers ('Charlotte Henry'), born in New England under clouded parentage, robbed of her mother at birth, transplanted with her grandmother(Beryl Mercer) to her uncle's plantation in Kentucky, suffered to remain there out of pity and constantly taunted by her cousin, Caroline (Joyce Compton),finds a friend in Henry Graham (James Kirkwood), the owner of the adjoining plantation. Graham's ward, Dorrie (Morgan Galloway), is the apple of Caroline's eye, but he seems to prefer Lena's company to Caroline's, is another discord in the harmony of the home. When Caroline sees Dorrie kiss Lena goodnight she flaunts her with the information that Lena's mother was never married, Lena's cup of bitter tea is filled to overflowing, and a hatred in her heart for her unknown father grows. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Greater as a Screen Romance...The immortal story of the girl of unknown parentage is now dimming the eyes of the nation's picture fans---and then cheers as Lena Rivers forgets the bitterness that makes the kiss of love sweeter. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 October 1932 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

The Sin of Lena Rivers  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecasts on the West Coast took place in San Francisco Thursday 31 July 1952 on KRON (Channel 4) and in Los Angeles Thursday 5 March 1953 on KECA (Channel 7). See more »

Connections

Version of Lena Rivers (1914) See more »

Soundtracks

[link=nm0288062] Songs
Sung by Clarence Muse and The Kentucky Jubilee Singers
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great Movie!!! Charlotte Henry is a great actress!
27 September 2000 | by (shawnee mission, kansas) – See all my reviews

Lena Rivers is about a girl who is really nice to animals. She goes on a vacation to someone's house. Her father lives next-door. She meets a man (Durrie) in the woods who shoots a bunny and she gets very mad. She later finds out that he is her father's ward. She falls in love with him. There is a horse that is very wild and runs at the wrong time. She makes friends with him and gets to keep him. Later she really wants to leave because Durrie got drunk and drove off the road and her grandmother (Gramie) dies in front of her. This is a wonderful movie that I hope you see and enjoy. Starring Charlotte as Lena Rivers, and Beryl Mercer, with Morgan Galloway as Durrie and John Larkin as Lucifer.


2 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?