6.0/10
73
7 user 1 critic

The Washington Masquerade (1932)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 9 July 1932 (USA)

Director:

Writers:

(continuty and dialogue), (in collaboration with) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Jeff Keane
...
Consuela Fairbanks
Diane Sinclair ...
Ruth Keane
...
Brenner
Reginald Barlow ...
Senator Withers
...
Babcock
William Morris ...
Senator Hodge
...
Mona
...
Hinsdale
...
Senator Bitler (as Burton Churchill)
Henry Kolker ...
Stapleton
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 July 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Washington Whirlpool  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Henri Bernstein's play, "La griffe," opened in Paris, France, on 18 April 1906. It's translation and adaptation, "The Claw," by Edward Delaney Dunn and Louis Wolheim, opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 17 October 1921 and had 105 performances. Lionel Barrymore created his movie role in the play, which also included Ian Wolfe in the opening night cast. See more »

Soundtracks

Etude in E Op.10 No.3
(1829-32) (uncredited)
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Played on piano by Karen Morley twice
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A newcomer's introduction to the U.S Senate
28 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I happened to catch this film just today on Turner Classics, and expected to see Lionel Barrymore perform his usual job of overacting in this 1932 release. Surprisingly, I thought he was perfectly in character as a reformer elected to the U.S. Senate, finding himself entrapped in what still seems common today of becoming a captive of either ego or the compromising pressures of constantly needing funds for reelection. In this case, being a lonely widower, he was trapped by an ambitious and unfaithful woman who married him and then led him to resign his seat for monetary gain in order to keep her. In the end, he redeems himself before an investigative hearing by being brutally honest about his own failings and that of the system.


4 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Did Capra use 'Jefferson' because of this? JLA-2
Discuss The Washington Masquerade (1932) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?