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The Washington Masquerade (1932)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  9 July 1932 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
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Jeff Keane
Karen Morley ...
Consuela Fairbanks
Diane Sinclair ...
Ruth Keane
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Brenner
Reginald Barlow ...
Senator Withers
William Collier Sr. ...
Babcock
William Morris ...
Senator Hodge
Rafaela Ottiano ...
Mona
C. Henry Gordon ...
Hinsdale
Berton Churchill ...
Senator Bitler (as Burton Churchill)
Henry Kolker ...
Stapleton
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9 July 1932 (USA)  »

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Washington Whirlpool  »

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(Turner library print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

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America, My Country Tis of Thee
(1832) (uncredited)
Music by Lowell Mason
Based on the Music by Henry Carey from "God Save the King" (1744)
Lyrics by Samuel Francis Smith (1832)
In the score at the Capitol Building and at the end
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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.


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