MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 37,710 this week

The Trial of Vivienne Ware (1932)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  1 May 1932 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 36 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 4 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3191 titles
created 17 Jul 2011
 
a list of 2120 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 5159 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 2188 titles
created 23 Apr 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Trial of Vivienne Ware (1932)

The Trial of Vivienne Ware (1932) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Trial of Vivienne Ware.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Romeo and Juliet in 1930s England. The owner of the mill and the local lord are in conflict over water rights. The lord wins threatening the mill owner with financial ruin.

Director: Tim Whelan
Stars: Frank Lawton, Victoria Hopper, Fay Compton
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Seeking shelter from a storm, five travelers are in for a bizarre and terrifying night when the stumble upon the Femm family estate.

Director: James Whale
Stars: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Laughton
Red Mountain (1951)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In 1865 Confederate Capt. Sherwood is heading to Colorado where Confederate Gen. Quantrill is stirring up rebellion using various Indian Nations.

Directors: William Dieterle, John Farrow
Stars: Alan Ladd, Lizabeth Scott, Arthur Kennedy
Drama | Film-Noir | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A Coast Guardsman suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress becomes involved with a beautiful and enigmatic seductress married to a blind painter.

Director: Jean Renoir
Stars: Joan Bennett, Robert Ryan, Charles Bickford
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A bored WWI veteran helps out a young woman, who believes her uncle is being held hostage.

Director: F. Richard Jones
Stars: Ronald Colman, Claud Allister, Lawrence Grant
Me, Natalie (1969)
Certificate: M Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young woman struggles for independence.

Director: Fred Coe
Stars: Patty Duke, James Farentino, Martin Balsam
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In 1923, Gregory Vance, a widower with two children, is a former scholar who has turned from book-to-bottle. He works, slightly, as a night-watchman and his children, who know him for what ... See full summary »

Director: Garson Kanin
Stars: John Barrymore, Peter Holden, Virginia Weidler
Mystery | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In a London nursing home, Jean Wilson, a happily-married American woman, while in a state of self-consciousness, hears Jimmy Del Palma, angrily berate the hospital management for the ... See full summary »

Director: William Spier
Stars: James Mason, June Havoc, Stephen Dunne
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Publisher Martin Jamison sends for Philo Vance as he wants to hire him as a technical advisor on the crime stories he publishes. Paul Morgan, Morgan's partner, regards the plan as foolish. ... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Le Borg
Stars: Alan Curtis, Sheila Ryan, Tala Birell
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Directors: Norman Z. McLeod, Norman Taurog
Stars: Leon Errol, Mitzi Green, Zasu Pitts
Careless Lady (1932)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Kenneth MacKenna
Stars: Joan Bennett, John Boles, Minna Gombell
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Buck Boswell and his all-girl troupe are stranded in Paris, but Buck manages to con the manager of the 'Hotel de Navarre' in furnishing accommodations for his group, but the proprietor's ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Jack Benny, Joan Bennett, Mary Boland
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Vivienne Ware
Donald Cook ...
John Sutherland
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ...
Graham McNally
...
Gladys Fairweather
Lilian Bond ...
Dolores Divine
Alan Dinehart ...
Prosecutor
Herbert Mundin ...
William Boggs
Howard Phillips ...
Minetti aka Joe Garson
William Pawley ...
Joseph Gilk
Noel Madison ...
Angelo Paroni
Jameson Thomas ...
Damon Fenwick
Ruth Selwyn ...
Mercedes Joy
Christian Rub ...
Axel Nordstrom
Maude Eburne ...
Mrs. Elizabeth Hardy
John M. Sullivan ...
Judge Henderson (as J. Maurice Sullivan)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 May 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Omologise  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Together Again
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
Music by James F. Hanley
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Great Film Version of the Radio Serial
14 December 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

William K. Howard was given the task of turning a popular radio serial into a movie, and succeeded. A carefully-written script that actually paid attention to the way cases are tried was the first step. Some great support, particularly Skeets Gallegher and the always fascinating Zasu Pitts helps. A restless camera helps keep up speed, and some interesting sets -- particularly the nightclub set -- make this a fine movie, even if the leads, who became lovers more than twenty years later, had no memory of working together on this one.

I wish to call your attention, if you ever have the chance to see this movie -- it is very rare and the one print I saw was a 16 mm. print, blurry as you would expect -- to the swish cuts. A swish cut is when the camera starts to pan away, then the illusion of high speed movement starts and when the camera slows down it is panning into a new shot -- maybe a quarter second elapses. It adds tremendous excitement to a sequence and Howard uses a lot of them here.

Unhappily, a lot of editing techniques for shot changes were on their ways out. By about 1935, Hollywood had settled on the now-standard techniques, except for a few movies which attempt to evoke the older movies. A loss to film grammar, but what can we do about it now, except to enjoy these techniques when we see them?

May 20 2010: I just noticed a modern use of the swish cut: any Doctor Who fan out there should take a look at Season 5 Episode 4 for the use of one, four minutes into the proceedings.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Trial of Vivienne Ware (1932) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?