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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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Helen Bauer
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Don Peterson
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Hugo Van Hugh
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Nick Malvyn
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Iris Van Hugh
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Peggy Smith
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Mr. Herbert Smith
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Mr. Adolphe Bauer - Helen's Father
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Mrs. Bauer - Helen's Mother
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama

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15 May 1933 (USA)  »

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A Intrusa  »

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$93,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Edith Fitzgerald's and Robert Riskin's story was actually an unproduced play copyrighted 1 July 1930. See more »

Quotes

Nick Malvyn: Why is it I do all right with every girl but you, and peversely ypu're just the one I want?
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Referenced in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »

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Under My Umbrella
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Music by Pete Wendling and George W. Meyer
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"Cheap! Cheap! My daughter -- cheap!"
8 September 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Bette Davis Pre-Code film about a "free-spirit" (Davis) who doesn't believe in marriage. Eventually she caves to pressure and marries beau Gene Raymond (dig those eyebrows). Marriage takes its toll and ol' Gene starts fooling around on Bette. That's not good. Hope these two crazy kids can make it work.

So-so soaper is a remake of the Barbara Stanwyck movie Illicit. This version is less creaky than that one but still its only real value is to Pre-Code buffs and those who admire its unconventional subject matter, which was daring for the time. Despite poor posture, young Bette looks great in one tight dress after another. She enunciates every word in that manner that was so popular among "sophisticated" people in movies back then (fatha, motha, stahved, etc). Fun stuff. If you're a big fan of Bette, check it out. Otherwise, I wouldn't bother.


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