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Chance at Heaven (1933)

Passed | | Drama | 27 October 1933 (USA)
An ambitious mechanic is tempted to desert his wonderful girlfriend when a silly but rich debutante falls for him.

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(as William Seiter)

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(screen play) (as Julian Josephson), (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Glory Franklyn (as Marion Nixon)
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Blackstone 'Blacky' Gorman, rising service station owner, is blessed with the devotion of supremely sweet and noble Marje Harris, but he meets coquettish and silly debutante Glory Franklyn and, between Glory's charm and his social ambition, is snared into an upscale marriage that proves to have its downside. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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27 October 1933 (USA)  »

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Amor que Engana  »

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Marian Nixon replaced Dorothy Wilson in the role of Glory Franklyn. See more »

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Blacky Gorman: Funny how a good kick in the pants will make a guy's head work.
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London Bridge is Falling Down
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Traditional
Sung a cappella by Ginger Rogers and Joel McCrea
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Positively Saintly
2 May 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Neither Joel McCrea or Ginger Rogers was particularly fond of Chance At Heaven where nobility borders on the idiotic. They would have to wait until Primrose Path to get a decent film together.

Good natured Joel is a garage mechanic and even in the Depression folks have to get their cars repaired. So he's making a good living and he and Ginger Rogers are planning to marry. But along comes heiress Marian Nixon and she sees sweaty Joel repair her car, she eyes him like a slab of beefcake.

Before you know it they're married and the heiress who tries everything for a lark, decides to settle down and be a simple domestic housewife.

Meanwhile Ginger who should have whacked Marian upside the head with a two by four is positively saintly in her approach. Positively saintly and positively ridiculous.

Everybody involved has certainly done better. Make sure to see Primrose Path for a good film with the leads.


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