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Ann Carver's Profession (1933)

 |  Drama  |  9 June 1933 (USA)
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After graduation from Hampden University, Bill "Lightning" Graham, a football star, and Ann Carver, who just passed her bar exam, marry. Instead of pursuing a career in law, Ann takes on ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Gene Raymond ...
Claire Dodd ...
Jessie Ralph ...
Terry - Graham's Maid
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Judge Bingham
Jim Thompson
Arthur Pierson ...
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After graduation from Hampden University, Bill "Lightning" Graham, a football star, and Ann Carver, who just passed her bar exam, marry. Instead of pursuing a career in law, Ann takes on the role of housewife, while Bill is employed as a draftman. When Ann is asked to take on a highly profiled legal case, she accepts, and wins. She becomes an overnight success and a media darling. Meanwhile, Bill's career is stagnate and Ann is supporting him financially causing the couple to spend less time together. Bill decides to take a job at "Club Mirador" to make more money. Carole Rogers, a sexy alcoholic singer at the club is taken by Bill's good-looks, voice and physic. She makes a pass at him when Ann walks into the club leaving Ann with the impression that Bill is cheating on her. After Ann's accusations, Bill moves out. Carole knowing this, comes to Bill's apartment to seduce him. He rejects her and leaves. Carole becomes drunk and falls over his sofa catching her necklace on it and ... Written by Kelly

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Release Date:

9 June 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Profissão de Ann Carver  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Housewife is successful attorney, back in the 30s
2 October 2009 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Fay Wray made this the same year as she did King Kong. In this one, she stars as Ann Carver, a working girl who becomes a successful attorney - pretty far ahead of her time! She marries Bill (Gene Raymond) an architect who has big plans, but isn't as successful as he'd like to be. They run into legal trouble, and its up to Ann to try to get them out of it. A lot of clever lines and fun scenes, well done by the cast. Raymond and Wray make a very believable couple, and the script flows with no pot holes or plot-holes. Claire Dodd is in the cast, and one of my favorites, Jessie Ralph, as Terry, the over-dramatic housekeeper. This was made just prior to the film code enforcement, as we can tell by the courtroom scenes, and the backless dresses on F. Wray. "Ann Carver" has a lot in common with "The Bride Walks Out", kind of a remake by RKO in 1936, which also starred G Raymond, but this time with B. Stanwycke. Written by Robert Riskin, who won the Oscar for writing "It Happened One Night". Directed by Edward Buzzell, who directed a couple of the Marx Brothers films. Good, fun entertainment, even if the ending is a little weak.

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