MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,888 this week

Bed of Roses (1933)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  14 July 1933 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 402 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 5 critic

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 »

Director:

(as Gregory LaCava)

Writers:

(by), (dialogue), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 278 titles
created 15 May 2011
 
list image
a list of 32 titles
created 19 May 2012
 
a list of 76 titles
created 01 Jun 2012
 
a list of 57 titles
created 19 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 317 titles
created 30 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Bed of Roses" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bed of Roses (1933)

Bed of Roses (1933) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bed of Roses.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Lil works for the Legendre Company and causes Bill to divorce Irene and marry her. She has an affair with businessman Gaerste and uses him to force society to pay attention to her. She has ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway
Stars: Jean Harlow, Chester Morris, Lewis Stone
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Dowdy Sylvia accepts her boss' marriage proposal, even though he only asked her to avoid marriage to another woman. As a wealthy wife, Sylvia changes from ugly duckling to uninhibited swan ... See full summary »

Director: Paul L. Stein
Stars: Constance Bennett, Kenneth MacKenna, Basil Rathbone
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Mrs Topper's friend Mrs Parkhurst has convinced Mrs topper, to file for a divorce from Cosmo, due to the strange circumstances of his trip with ghost Marion Kirby. Marion comes back from ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome "tramp" who shows up at her doorstep and soon ends up in a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Constance Bennett, Brian Aherne, Alan Mowbray
Bed of Roses (1996)
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Romantic drama about a young career girl who is swept off her feet by a shy florist, who fell in love with her after one glimpse through a shadowy window.

Director: Michael Goldenberg
Stars: Christian Slater, Mary Stuart Masterson, Pamela Adlon
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A barker at a down-at-the-heels carnival becomes a powerhouse New York publicity man as he transforms a sideshow dancer into a Broadway sensation.

Director: Gregory La Cava
Stars: Lupe Velez, Lee Tracy, Eugene Pallette
Smart Woman (1931)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Wife turns tables on cheating hubby.

Director: Gregory La Cava
Stars: Mary Astor, Robert Ames, John Halliday
Born to Love (1931)
Certificate: Passed Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Paul L. Stein
Stars: Constance Bennett, Joel McCrea, Paul Cavanagh
Gallant Lady (1933)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Unwed mother gives up baby for adoption and hopes to get it back when the adoptive mother dies.

Director: Gregory La Cava
Stars: Ann Harding, Clive Brook, Otto Kruger
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The story takes place in Scotland, where plain Maggie Wylie's family, fearing she may become a spinster, finances young John Shand's studies in return for his agreement to marry her in five... See full summary »

Director: Gregory La Cava
Stars: Helen Hayes, Brian Aherne, Madge Evans
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The work of a progressive female psychiatrist and her colleague at a mental hospital is threatened by the arrival of a conservative new supervisor, who disapproves of both her methods and the fact that she is a woman in a "man's field."

Director: Gregory La Cava
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Charles Boyer, Joan Bennett
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Small town girl meets and falls for a playboy type on a train to New York. For him, the fling is over when they arrive, but she continues to carry a torch. She meets and marries his brother... See full summary »

Director: Gregory La Cava
Stars: Irene Dunne, Robert Montgomery, Preston Foster
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Lorry Evans
...
Dan
...
Stephen Paige
...
Minnie
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Father Doran (as Samuel Hinds)
Franklin Pangborn ...
Floorwalker
Tom Herbert ...
Salesman (as Tom Francis)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

barge | prison | mistress | cotton | drinking | See more »

Taglines:

The girl who took a shortcut down the primrose path!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 July 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lecho de rosas  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

[Minnie enters room and spots liquor bottle not knowing that it's empty]
Minnie: Ah, there you are sweetheart.
[to liquor bottle]
Lorry Evans: Say, if you want any more you'll have to wring it out of him to get it.
[motions to her drunk companion]
Minnie: He looks wrung out now... why didn't he eat the bottle?
See more »

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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


21 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
FRANK! ksf-2
The maid... tag65
Discuss Bed of Roses (1933) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?