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They Call It Sin (1932)

 -  Drama  -  5 November 1932 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Marion Cullen
George Brent ...
Dr. Travers
Una Merkel ...
Dixie Dare
David Manners ...
Jimmy Decker
Helen Vinson ...
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
Erville Alderson ...
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

Dixie Dare: Honey, why don't you get wise to yourself? This town's full of men who'd go goofy over you if you'd let 'em; so let 'em! Oh, don't take 'em too seriously; just kid 'em along and get what you can out of 'em. Say, if I had your looks I'd wear ermine underwear.
Marion Cullen: Well, maybe you would, Dixie, but I'm not the type.
Dixie Dare: You're telling me that after the way Humphries's been givin' you the eye the last three weeks?
Marion Cullen: Now you're imagining things.
Dixie Dare: So's Humphries.
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Soundtracks

Onward Christian Soldiers
(1871) (uncredited)
Music from "St. Gertrude" by Arthur Sullivan (1871)
Played on an organ by Marion in church and sung by the congregation
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Loretta Young was so Beautiful
11 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film caught my attention immediately because of the great actors in this film and Loretta Young, (Marion Cullen) who looked so radiant as a church organist in a very small church. David Manners plays the role as Jimmy Decker who comes from a rich family and is an engaged man to his boss's daughter. Jimmy Decker visits Kansas and walks into a church and is struck by the beauty of Marion Cullen who plays the hymns: "On Ward Christian Soldiers" and "Rock of Ages" which seem to captivate his heart strings. Jimmy gets deeply involved with Marion and she gets into a problem with her mother and father and they tell her she is an adopted girl and they do not think she is a good Christian and in many ways disown her. Marion runs off to New York City and seeks out Jimmy Decker and then the trouble starts for this couple in love. Great film and George Brent, (Dr. Tony Travers) gave a great supporting role. Enjoy.


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