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Christopher Strong (1933)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 31 March 1933 (USA)
A famous female flier and a member of Parliament drift into a potentially disastrous affair.

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At a party for Bright Young Things, a "treasure hunt" for attractive yet virtuous people nets Sir Christopher Strong, M.P., and Lady Cynthia Darrington, dashing aviatrix. Their acquaintance is innocent at first; but after he sees her in a spectacular silver moth costume, virtue begins to wane. Against their wills, they are drawn into an affair whose consequences threaten Strong's happy marriage and both their careers. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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She gave herself to the great god Speed and tried to run away from the fires within her! See more »

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Drama | Romance

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The Great Desire  »

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$284,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Newsreel footage of parades and famous flights were used in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Lady Cynthia Darrington: I wouldn't have loved you if you'd been a usual man. And you wouldn't have loved me if I'd been a woman who didn't take this kind of thing seriously.
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Nearer My God To Thee
Music by Lowell Mason (1856)
Lyrics by Sarah F. Adams
Played by an unidentified organ grinder
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I didn't recognize Hepburn at first !
5 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Intriguing early flight scenes -especially as a woman flier challenged to set a distance record - then an altitude record. Exquisite cinematic techniques in the final scene which made up for the schmaltzy scenes scattered throughout. Fascinating scene of a man and a woman in bed together - but showing only her hand draped over the bedside clock (showing 3:20am) With the dialog unmistakeably depicting lovers..wow ! the Hayes office must have sizzled about it . Since I missed the opening sequence - I didn't yet realize it was a Hepburn movie - so it was a guessing game a few moments until that deep voice and quirky angular face resolved my question. Some trite arguments about life, love and marriage but I love Billie Burke so I handled it. Guys: please try to stay for the end- its worth it -- I cooked breakfast while it was on. Thanks TCM! Happy B-day Kate ! 8/5/05


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