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Bed of Roses (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 14 July 1933 (USA)
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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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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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

[explaining why she played the phonograph loudly during Lorry and Stephen's argument in the next room]
Minnie: I was just trying to drown out your domestic happiness.
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Soundtracks

You're the Flower of My Heart, Sweet Adeline
(1903) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Armstrong
Lyric by Richard H. Gerard
Sung a cappella and offscreen by Matt McHugh and Pert Kelton
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Bed for Sale
7 May 2012 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Incorrigible and beautiful Constance Bennett (as Lorry Evans) and her gin-loving pal Pert Kelton (as Minnie Brown) are released from prison on the same day. Dressed to the nines, the pair set out to seduce and rob wealthy men on the way to New Orleans. Ostensibly a prostitute, Ms. Bennett nonetheless avoids sex by getting her victims too drunk to perform. An old trick. En route, Bennett meets and falls literally and figuratively for tall, dark and handsome Joel McCrea (as Dan). After robbing Mr. McCrea, Bennett installs herself as well-kept mistress to wealthy publisher John Halliday (as Stephen "Steve" Paige). As the film progresses, Bennett and the cast realize what you knew all along, but Bennett's past and present could prevent her future happiness with McCrea…

****** Bed of Roses (6/29/33) Gregory La Cava ~ Constance Bennett, Joel McCrea, Pert Kelton, John Halliday


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