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Writers:
Ethel Pettit (based on the novel of the same name by)
Austin Parker (adaptation)
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Release Date:
21 May 1932 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Witty, Naughty and Gay . . a spectacular story of how the other half lives - and loves - and lies. See more »
Plot:
The ten year marriage of of Caroline Van Dyke and Greg Grannard is falling apart. A young woman, Allison... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ruth Chatterton ... Caroline Grannard
George Brent ... Julian Tierney

Bette Davis ... Malbro
John Miljan ... Greg Grannard
Adrienne Dore ... Allison Adair

John Wray ... Clark Davis
Robert Warwick ... The Doctor
Walter Walker ... Dante
Virginia Hammond ... Flo
Berton Churchill ... Judge Bradshaw (as Burton Churchill)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edith Allen ... First Gossiper in 1900 (uncredited)
Cecil Cunningham ... Woman Talking to Tierney at Party (uncredited)
Bill Elliott ... Gambling Extra (uncredited)
Eula Guy ... Miss Drake (uncredited)
Ruth Hall ... Gossiper in 1930 (uncredited)
Ethel Kenyon ... Seated Gossiper in 1900 (uncredited)
Ruth Lee ... Second Gossiper in 1920 (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Club Member (uncredited)
Mae Madison ... First Gossiper in 1920 (uncredited)
Sam McDaniel ... Max - Julian's Butler (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Club Clerk (uncredited)
Harry Stubbs ... Randall (uncredited)

Directed by
Alfred E. Green 
 
Writing credits
Ethel Pettit (based on the novel of the same name by) (as E. Pettit)

Austin Parker (adaptation)

Produced by
Samuel Bischoff .... producer (uncredited)
Raymond Griffith .... supervising producer (uncredited)
Darryl F. Zanuck .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
W. Franke Harling (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Haller (photography)
 
Film Editing by
George Marks (edited by)
 
Art Direction by
Jack Okey 
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (gowns) (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Everett Alton Brown .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Ellis .... still photographer (uncredited)
Ellsworth Fredericks .... assistant camera (uncredited)
William Schurr .... second camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra
 
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Runtime:
71 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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The scene in this movie where George Brent lights two cigarettes and passes one to Ruth Chatterton is similar to one in 1942 movie Now Voyager which star Bette Davis who was a supporting player here. Most people incorrectly think that the idea was original to the 1942 film.See more »
Soundtrack:
What a Life! (Trying to Live Without You)See more »

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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
The Stars Shine in Silly Story, 11 May 2006
Author: drednm from United States

Almost silly plot but the three stars are very good. Ruth Chatterton plays the "richest woman in America" who has had a string of bad marriages but is being romanced by novelist George Brent. He is pursued by "the pest of Park Avenue," Bette Davis. Chatterton loses current husband (John Miljan) to gold digging Adrienne Dore.

Chatterton runs off to Paris for a divorce while Davis pursues Brent. Brent goes to Paris after the divorce but Chatterton can't make up her mind. He goes to Romania! Back in New York, Chatterton learns that the new wife is pregnant and that Brent and Davis are an item. Wrong on both counts. Things come to a head when Chatterton learns Brent is planning a year in China to write. That settles it.

The next morning the trampy wife can't wait to break the news of the evening's romance but Davis decks her and throws her out of her house. The old husband and trampy wife crash into a tree on their way back to town. She croaks but the mangled husband is calling out for Chatterton......

Total drivel but entertaining because of some snappy dialog and three tops stars.

Berton Churchill, Sam McDaniel, Cecil Cunningham, Walter Walker, Virginia Hammond co-star......

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