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The Purchase Price (1932)

 -  Drama | Comedy  -  23 July 1932 (USA)
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Torch singer Joan Gordon, tiring of her relationship with small-time hood and racketeer Eddie Fields, flees to Montreal and becomes the mail-order bride of down-to-earth farmer Jim Gilson. ... See full summary »

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Joan Gordon
George Brent ...
Jim Gilson
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Eddie Fields
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Don Leslie
David Landau ...
Bull McDowell
Murray Kinnell ...
Forgan
Leila Bennett ...
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Torch singer Joan Gordon, tiring of her relationship with small-time hood and racketeer Eddie Fields, flees to Montreal and becomes the mail-order bride of down-to-earth farmer Jim Gilson. Their chance for happiness is threatened by Gilson's own stubborness, a lecherous neighbor and the reappearance of Fields. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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She took another woman's place on her wedding night..!

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23 July 1932 (USA)  »

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Einsame Herzen  »

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The blood during the fight between the two male leads was real. See more »

Quotes

Eddie 'Ed' Fields: Say, when a guy like him marries a doll like you, I'll kiss your... foot... in Macy's window at high noon.
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Featured in Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (1991) See more »

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Pop Goes the Weasel
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Played on harmonica by 'Snub' Pollard twice
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Unusual city girl/country boy drama
27 November 1999 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

This peculiar but interesting drama has Barbara Stanwyck as a weary nightclub torch singer with a "who cares?" attitude. To escape her underworld boyfriend, she decides to hide out in the bleak plains of North Dakota as a mail-order bride. As her shy farmer husband, the normally debonair George Brent is almost unrecognizable in a pair of overalls, but gives a sensitive characterization. The bulk of the plot follows the growing feeling between the reserved ‘country mouse' and the tough ‘city mouse', complicated by several villains. Tough guy director William Wellman keeps things moving at a clip, and uses his low budget wisely to stage several good set-pieces, including a drunken shivaree for the happy couple. In the supporting cast, Leila Bennett stands out as a plain-talking maid.


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