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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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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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Amor que Engana  »

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

Quotes

Blacky Gorman: Well, you don't care what you ride in, or who sees you, do you?
Glory Franklyn: Well, if I'm not particular, why remind me of it?
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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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Curious mix of slapstick and pathos
2 May 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Caught this on TCM this morning - a bit disturbing, really, considering the light-hearted tone in the early going. A poor sap mechanic (McCrea) is stolen from his girlfriend (Ginger Rogers) by a wealthy heiress. Can a marriage involving such a gap in class succeed?

Although McCrea and Rogers are charming enough to watch, there are some upsetting elements in this yarn that would be readily discernible by modern audiences: hence, I assume that the screenplay slightly pre-dates the crackdown of the Production Code. However, you might find the movie interesting if you like to delve into the evolution of 'mature subject material' during this era. TCM has championed this pastime. 6/10


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