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Letty Lynton (1932)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  14 May 1932 (USA)
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Wealthy socialite Letty Lynton is returning to New York, abandoning one-tine lover Emile Renaul in South America, when she strikes up a shipboard romance with Jerry Darrow. Renault is ... See full summary »

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Hale Darrow
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Emile Renaul
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Mrs. Lynton, Letty's Mothers
Louise Closser Hale ...
Miranda, Letty's Maid
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Mrs. Darrow, Jerry's Mother
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Mr. Darrow, Jerry's Father
William Pawley ...
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Wealthy socialite Letty Lynton is returning to New York, abandoning one-tine lover Emile Renaul in South America, when she strikes up a shipboard romance with Jerry Darrow. Renault is waiting for her in New York and will not leave her alone, so she poisons him. When detectives take her to the D.A.s office, Jerry cooks up an alibi. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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This film is loosely based on the life of Madeleine Smith, whose story was told more fully in David Lean's film Madeleine (1950). See more »

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District Attorney Haney: Lawyers with brains are scarce.
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Referenced in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »

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Just Release it Already!
24 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Letty Lynton is unfortunately barred from being formally released due to a lawsuit, a shame because it is a good early Crawford film. The story revolves around Letty Lynton (Joan Crawford), a woman whose past with Emile (Nils Asther) makes her a less than desirable woman. She falls in love with Jerry (Robert Montgomery) who loves her in return and intends to make her his wife. But he doesn't know of her past and that Emile has come to claim her.

Crawford looked best in these early talkies with fabulous wardrobes by Adrian and a gorgeous face. As an actress, she is natural and enthusiastic. She has chemistry with both the seductive Asther and the charismatic Montgomery, making for a more interesting story.

There are several funny scenes in the film as well as plenty of drama, making it accessible by wider audiences, that is, if one can find a copy.


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