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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

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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)
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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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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 »
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10 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Call me Malbro, 29 May 2006
Author: David (Handlinghandel) from NY, NY

Where in the world did the screenwriters come up with such a first name? It is attached to the flirty character very well played by Bette Davis.

Ruth Chatterton was always good. She and Davis are both rich (though exactly what the origin of the axiom in the title is, I'm not sure.) She is married to an insufferable stuffed shirt. George Brent is also interested in her. Why she wants to stay with her husband is unclear. It's not as if he's faithful.

Chatterton is not well served by the film. She is costumed and made up in a highly unflattering way. Superb film actress though she was, even in 1932, she was no spring chicken. And the movie is filmed in a way that accents this.

The situations are a tiny bit racy but don't accept an ooh-la-la sort of pre-Code movie. It's a drawing room comedy of a second- or third-tier. Davis's character's name is probably the most memorable thing about it.

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