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Skyscraper Souls (1932)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  16 July 1932 (USA)
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An entrepreneur will let nothing stand in his way of acquiring a 100-story office building.

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Complete credited cast:
Warren William ...
David Dwight
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Lynn
Gregory Ratoff ...
Vinmont
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Jenny
Verree Teasdale ...
Sarah
Norman Foster ...
Tom
George Barbier ...
Norton
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Jake
Wallace Ford ...
Slim
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Ella Dwight
Helen Coburn ...
Myra
John Marston ...
Bill
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Aspirations and the lives of several people working at the gigantic Seacoast National Bank Building interweave in various plots. The most notable character is David Dwight, the womanizing bank owner who keeps his estranged wife happy by paying for her extravagant globetrotting. Dwight's long time secretary Sarah yearns for them to divorce so her affair with him can be legitimized. Sarah shows her good side by playing mother to the young innocent Lynn Harding, who she employs as an assistant. Beautiful Miss Harding is relentlessly pursued by extroverted bank teller Tom Sheppard, but he is frustrated when Dwight lures her away with power and wealth. Then Dwight ruins everyone's finances in a successful bid to get full control of his skyscraper by manipulating the company's stock price. Now there doesn't appear to be anyone who can prevent the power monger from taking advantage of the ingenue Harding-or is there? Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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Drama | Romance

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16 July 1932 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films 1931-1940 identifies Arnold Lucy as playing Hamilton; actually, Lucy plays one of the other bankers, and William Morris plays Hamilton. See more »

Quotes

'Ham' Hamilton: I'll come to your funeral.
David 'Dave' Dwight: Be sure I'm in the casket before you bring any lilies.
'Ham' Hamilton: I'll bring thistles.
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Metropolitan March
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Music by Hugo Frey
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A mini Grand hotel
14 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Story about a 100 story skyscraper in New York--David Dwight (Warren William) helped finance the building but is running out of money. He needs more and will do anything to get it. Other characters in the movie are Jenny (Anita Page) a model who openly sleeps with guys for money; sweet virginal Lynn (Maureen O'Sullivan); Tom (Norman Foster) who loves Lynn--but Dwight wants her too; Sarah Dennis (Verree Teasdale) who is Dwight's mistress and Myra (Helen Coburn) who loves her husband but he can't find work..and Slim (Wallace Ford) wants her.

As you can see there are multiple story lines crisscrossing each other. The movie moves quick and is pre-Code meaning it was pretty open about adultery, sex, suicide and murder. Nothing TOO racy by today's standards (the TV rating is G) but pretty strong for 1932. The acting is good--William, O'Sullivan, Page and Teasdale come off best. No masterpiece of cinema but quick, fun and well worth searching out--TCM shows it occasionally. An 8.


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