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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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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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Ginger Rogers was a last minute replacement for Dorothy Jordan. See more »

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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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Sung a cappella by Ginger Rogers and Joel McCrea
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Waste of two very good actors
5 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

We get a glimpse of Ginger Rogers' delightful trademark skill at off the cuff humor and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the massive boy next door appeal of Joel McCrea; and if you're fascinated by 1930's home decor and/or old timey gas station design, there's that in here too. However, despite Rogers and McCrea bringing to it what they are able amid the lame plot line and general not so great writing, this movie won't be worth watching to most. The writers made sure we knew Blackie married Glory for love and not money and this was fine--makes sense because all round good guys like Blackie do things like that. And having Blackie fall hard for a ridiculous piece of fluff like Glory was only too true to life. We've all seen it happen: Good guy loses his mind over shallow, silly girl. But what I absolutely could not swallow was the behavior of Margie. Okay maybe somewhere on the planet there could be a woman this noble and selfless; so that when her man marries someone else she takes it in stride and even tries to help them along to give the man she still loves his "chance at heaven". But to welcome him back with open arms when he comes limping home after being dumped by his spoiled little rich girl wife? Nope, cannot buy that. To me, it is beyond far fetched and serves as the fatal flaw in this been done to death story. Chance At Heaven is for rabid, gotta see every movie they were in Ginger Rogers and Joel McCrea fans only.


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