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Chance at Heaven (1933)

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


(as William Seiter)


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Complete credited cast:
Marjorie 'Marje' Harris
Blackstone 'Blacky' Gorman
Glory Franklyn (as Marion Nixon)
Lucien Littlefield ...
Mr. Fred Harris
Virginia Hammond ...
Mrs. S.T. Franklyn
George Meeker ...
Sid Larrick
Ann Shoemaker ...
Mrs. Harris


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 <>

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27 October 1933 (USA)  »

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Chance at Heaven  »

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(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Marian Nixon replaced Dorothy Wilson in the role of Glory Franklyn. See more »


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
Sung a cappella by Ginger Rogers and Joel McCrea
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Ginger Rogers before she starts dancing
2 May 2008 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Chance at Heaven is a 71 minute shortie from RKO with Marge ( Ginger Rogers) and Blacky (Joel McCrae), as the young locals in love. Rogers made all those dance flicks with Fred Astaire, while McCrae is mostly known for his Westerns. These two would also make Primrose Path together in 1940. Blacky runs a gas station, and flirts with Marge, planning the future, at least until Glory (Marian Nixon)comes along, then the showdown begins.....Look for Andy Devine and his raspy voice as the slightly slow but love-able co-worker. He's along for the comedy. Too bad they didn't give him a few more lines - he could have zinged things up a little more. The girls are remarkably cordial to each other, in light of the situation. They sure cram a lot into 71 minutes, dealing with some heavy issues for 1933. The Hays film code would start being enforced the next year, 1934. Fun film, with a serious plot of love between the classes, plus some comedy on the side for seasoning.

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