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Ex-Lady (1933)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 15 May 1933 (USA)
Although free spirit Helen Bauer does not believe in marriage, she consents to marry Don, but his infidelities cause her to also take on a lover.

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Commercial artist Helen Bauer believes marriage kills romance. She lives with advertising writer Don Peterson. He convinces her to marry him. He later carries on with client Peggy Smith; Helen takes up with Don's competitor Nick Malvyn. In the end, the couple agree to give marriage another chance. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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$93,000 (estimated)
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Remake of Illicit (1931). See more »

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Don Peterson: Move over, sweetheart, your husband is home to stay.
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Why Can't This Night Go On Forever?
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Music by Isham Jones
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Woman's lib before its time.
22 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Bette Davis portrays a woman that does not want to sacrifice her career for a man.She's a very modern woman for the time and the conclusion is rather daring :a couple is not ideally the best thing but for lack of anything better.In "Jules et Jim" ,thirty years later ,François Truffault would say the same.

As for the film itself,it's a big bore.There's nothing really witty or funny in the endless dialog between Davis and her husband .I almost fell asleep while watching it.Bette Davis is a superior actress,but she needs worthy material to work with.One wonders why someone would choose this,among all her great parts.


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