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Payment Deferred (1932)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 7 November 1932 (USA)
Bank clerk William Marble is desperate for money to pay his family's bills. When his wealthy nephew visits, Marble asks him for a loan, but the young man refuses. Marble decides to kill his... See full summary »

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William Marble
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Winnie Marble
Dorothy Peterson ...
Annie Marble
Verree Teasdale ...
Mme. Collins
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James Medland
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Hammond
Halliwell Hobbes ...
A Prospective Tenant
William Stack ...
A Doctor
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Storyline

Bank clerk William Marble is desperate for money to pay his family's bills. When his wealthy nephew visits, Marble asks him for a loan, but the young man refuses. Marble decides to kill his nephew. It is a twisted path to justice after Marble is transformed by the crime he committed and the wealth he gains. Written by Anonymous

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7 November 1932 (USA)  »

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Castigo do Céu  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Theater Guild on the Air" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 12, 1946 with Charles Laughton reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene, a very obvious boom-mike shadow catches William Marble's last words and then pulls up and out of the shot. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Evans: My word, a taxi, if you please! I say, take look at our neighbors, will you. They're off to the seaside.
Marguerite Collins: Is it true, they have made some money?
Mr. Evans: Some money? He made a fortune!
Marguerite Collins: Oh. Is that his wife, in the dreadful clothes?
Mr. Evans: Yes. And that's his kid. The stuck up little baggage!
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Soundtracks

Herzwunden (Heart's Wounds)
from "Two Elegiac Melodies"
Music by Edvard Grieg
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Excellent
7 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For those who feel this film reminds them of a stage play I must say I have seen a few movies that could fit that description, but Payment Deferred does not.

The characters draw you into their world, a small glimpse of life during the early part of the last century. My mother used to squeeze oranges for my dad each morning on the same sort of juicer Charles Laughton uses while caring for his wife. And always having guests come in to the (usually) single heated room was de rigueur.

The comment regarding the clues being too obvious was likely from a younger person - in the old days one did not touch anything belonging to the father of the household! We were not even allowed to change the radio dial. My grandmother was not allowed to paint on Sundays or use bright colours, my dad could not read the funny papers on a Sunday, his children could not attend the movie theatre.

Payment Deferred drew me back into its time capsule - good story, casting and excellent acting.


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