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Bed of Roses (1933)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  14 July 1933 (USA)
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Lorry and Minnie are ex-hookers who leave prison, determined to find the good life with rich men. Along the way Lorry meets and falls in love with cotton barge owner Dan. She must choose ... See full summary »

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Dan
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Stephen Paige
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Minnie
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Father Doran (as Samuel Hinds)
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Floorwalker
Tom Herbert ...
Salesman (as Tom Francis)
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Lorry and Minnie are ex-hookers who leave prison, determined to find the good life with rich men. Along the way Lorry meets and falls in love with cotton barge owner Dan. She must choose between living on a barge with her love, risking his learning about her past, and remaining the mistress of wealthy Stephen Paige. Written by Robert Tonsing <rtonsing@ti.com>

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The girl who took a shortcut down the primrose path!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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14 July 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lecho de rosas  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Same theme music is used in The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949). See more »

Quotes

Minnie: You ever try eatin' your cake, and havin' it too.
[pause]
Minnie: It's an old Swedish custom.
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Soundtracks

Frankie and Johnny
(uncredited)
Traditional
Played on a guitar and sung by the crew on Dan's barge
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Another Little Gem from the early '30s
26 September 2003 | by (Santiago de Chile.) – See all my reviews

This one's really a very good picture and upon watching it...I didn't feel like watching an old piece of a museum...no, no, on the very contrary, it's a lively, very well paced, cast & acted film, I'd even say it didn't seem dated to me. Surely Gregory LaCava (later responsible for Carole Lombard's 1936 "My Man Godfrey") did an excellent job with this picture.

I'd never seen before Pert Kelton, in her young days...and she's hot!, I found myself laughing loudly, after listening to her endless wisecracks, playing the heroine's (Constance Bennett) pal, world weary, self-assured, etc... her way of speaking reminded me of Mae West. Both Girls (Bennett & Kelton) impersonate a pair of streetwalkers or "easy women" who want to make it big & go places, after being released of prison.

Johnny Halliday is very good too, as the millionaire Bennett tries to "catch"... and Joel McCrea, is the usual good guy, ... but no so naive, honest man, for whom Connie Bennett falls . He plays very well opposite Bennett, 'cos they have lots of chemistry...well, that may be the reason why they were paired more times by RKO.

Look for Jane Darwell (uncredited) as the head of the women's prison from where Kelton & Bennett are released at the beginning of the movie and for Frankling Pangborn as a clerk... I'm even sure that I saw Louise Beavers (star of "Imitation of Life" (1934)), as one of the women that were released along with Bennett and Kelton.

You've got to watch this one, not only if you're fond of Pre-Code early talkies, but for plain fun.


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