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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Lorry Evans
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Dan
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Stephen Paige
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Minnie
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Father Doran (as Samuel Hinds)
Franklin Pangborn ...
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)  »

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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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Frankie and Johnny
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Traditional
Played on a guitar and sung by the crew on Dan's barge
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Qualified as a screen team
30 June 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Bed Of Roses is the fourth and final film that Joel McCrea and Constance Bennett did which certainly should qualify them as a screen team. Paired by RKO Pictures the two worked well together.

The fact that both Bennett and Pert Kelton are a pair of prostitutes recently released from prison qualifies this film as a before the Code classic. The picture is quite frank about what they do.

In fact they're back doing it as soon as they're released shows they haven't repented. But both are looking for some comfortable permanent arrangements. For Kelton she manages to rope a traveling salesman, but in that same dodge Bennett jumps off a Mississipi riverboat fleeing from the captain after she's caught rolling another of the salesman for his dough.

Where she's picked up by Joel McCrea who runs and lives on a cotton barge. Thanks, but no thanks says Bennett, she's after bigger game and lands it in the person of New Orleans millionaire John Halliday.

I won't say any more, you know how this will end. And remember this is before the Code went in place. The lack of the Code made motion pictures a lot more free with details, but the American movie-going public expected stories to go a certain way.

What might have been nice is a bit more of Pert Kelton, her scenes have some real bite to them, but Bennett and McCrea acquit themselves well here.


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