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They Call It Sin (1932)

With time on his hands during a business trip, Jimmy Decker (who's engaged to his boss's daughter) romances small-town church organist Marion Cullen, who follows him to New York only to ... See full summary »

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Marion Cullen
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Dr. Travers
Una Merkel ...
Dixie Dare
David Manners ...
Jimmy Decker
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Enid Hollister
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Ford Humphries
Joseph Cawthorn ...
Mr. Hollister (as Joe Cawthorne)
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Mrs. Hollister
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Mrs. Cullen
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Mr. Cullen
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With time on his hands during a business trip, Jimmy Decker (who's engaged to his boss's daughter) romances small-town church organist Marion Cullen, who follows him to New York only to learn Jimmy's true colors after she's burned her bridges. Marion's looks and talent get her a job with theatrical producer Ford Humphries. Will she succumb to her boss, take up with now-married Jimmy, marry honest suitor Tony Travers...or become a full-fledged gold digger? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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5 November 1932 (USA)  »

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Amar não é Pecado  »

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Early in the film, Loretta Young's character refers to herself as "just a farmer's daughter." Fifteen years later, Miss Young won an Oscar for "The Farmer's Daughter." See more »

Quotes

Dr. Tony Travers: [to Jimmy] ... If you're going to insist on being a jackass, I'm going to turn your case over to a veterinary.
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Comin' Thro' the Rye
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Traditional Scottish music
Lyrics by Robert Burns (1782)
Sung briefly by Una Merkel
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Racy Title; Tame Enough Script
28 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an amazing one to see, especially for early days of the actors we're more familiar with decades later. Was Louis Calhern ever young? Even here, he has a very mature look. There's a very placid and pleasing Loretta Young, mostly philosophic, never very ruffled for long by the twists and turns that come her way. Her wild roomie, Una, is no end of fun, getting ruffled enough for the both of them. David Manners caught my eye and looked for other movies with him, his having left Hollywood after less than a decade or so in favor of stage work. Very handsome young man, who reminded me of Jeffrey Lynn, who also wasn't around very long, in his case, to pursue another career altogether. George Brent transfers his usual low key portrayal from the last time you saw him. Surprisingly lively and interesting older movie.


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