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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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Mr. Fred Harris
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Mrs. S.T. Franklyn
George Meeker ...
Sid Larrick
Ann Shoemaker ...
Mrs. Harris
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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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Ginger Rogers was a last minute replacement for Dorothy Jordan. See more »

Quotes

Glory Franklyn: I haven't hit anything for three whole days.
Blacky Gorman: Well, we'll have to get some kind of a medal for you!
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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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"Funny how a good kick in the pants will make a guy's head work."
11 November 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Small-town mechanic Joel McCrea keeps putting off marrying his sweetheart Ginger Rogers. Then flighty rich girl Marian Nixon shows up at Joel's gas station and he drops Ginger for her. Disappointing drama about how the grass looks greener on the other side or some such. The characters are poorly written, especially McCrea's. Ginger isn't the right fit for her role. Yes she could play wholesome girl next door types but here she's a doormat. Also, it's hard for me to buy any guy who has Ginger Rogers looking for someone else. On the plus side, one of the little things I love about watching older movies is soaking up all the pieces of history on display. The clothes, the cars, the architecture -- it's all pretty fascinating to me. In this movie, for example, I really enjoyed seeing the old gas station with the pumps and stuff. This isn't a very good movie but it's watchable due to the actors' personalities transcending their crappy parts.


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