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The Rich Are Always with Us (1932)

TV-G | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 May 1932 (USA)
A socialite gets a divorce but can't keep out of her ex-husband's life.

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(based on the novel of the same name by) (as E. Pettit), (adaptation)
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The ten year marriage of of Caroline Van Dyke and Greg Grannard is falling apart. A young woman, Allison, plots to become his second wife. Caroline's friend, novelist Julian, has long loved her and now sees his chance, but she refuses him and goes to Paris to file for divorce. Julian follows but on hearing that Greg has fallen on financial hardship Caroline returns to help him. Greg tells Caroline that his now-wife Allison is pregnant and Caroline realizes that she loves Julian and to travel to China with him and be married. Allison and Greg have a bitter row in the car, which then smashes into a tree killing Allison and injuring Greg. Caroline tells Julian she will stay with Greg until he is well, but marries Julian in the hospital with a promise to join him as soon as she can. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Sumptuous portrayal of sensuous society in the perfumed fragrance of Park Avenue and Paris boudoirs. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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En natt i kärlek  »

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Ruth Chatterton and George Brent married shortly after this film. And divorced two years later. See more »

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As Caroline and Julian are leaving the restaurant, a moving shadow of the boom microphone is visible on the frame and curtain of the doorway to the elevator, upper right. See more »

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Featured in Women He's Undressed (2015) See more »

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Whistle and Blow Your Blues Away
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Music by Carmen Lombardo
Played at the party when Julian and Malbro are talking
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Bette Davis is wonderful in an otherwise routine film.
2 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

Although the film reads as a fairly typical marriage / divorce romance film, Bette Davis stands out as a feisty third wheel to George Brent and Ruth Chatterton. She is at her most playful and spirited in the scene in Brent's apartment before he leaves for Europe. Wonderful stuff.


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