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Director:
Writers:
David Boehm (screen play)
Edith Fitzgerald (story)
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Release Date:
15 May 1933 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
So frank . . so outspoken... so true... See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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"Cheap! Cheap! My daughter -- cheap!" See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bette Davis ... Helen Bauer
Gene Raymond ... Don Peterson
Frank McHugh ... Hugo Van Hugh
Monroe Owsley ... Nick Malvyn
Claire Dodd ... Iris Van Hugh
Kay Strozzi ... Peggy Smith
Ferdinand Gottschalk ... Mr. Herbert Smith
Alphonse Ethier ... Mr. Adolphe Bauer - Helen's Father
Bodil Rosing ... Mrs. Bauer - Helen's Mother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Beranger ... Dinner Guest / Pianist (uncredited)
Armand Kaliz ... Man Flirting With Iris (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Butler (uncredited)
Gay Seabrook ... Miss Seymour - Don's Secretary (uncredited)
Billy West ... Panhandler (uncredited)
Renee Whitney ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Ynez ... Cuban Nightclub Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Florey 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Boehm  screen play
Edith Fitzgerald  story
Robert Riskin  story

Produced by
Lucien Hubbard .... supervising producer (uncredited)
Darryl F. Zanuck .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Tony Gaudio 
 
Film Editing by
Harold McLernon 
 
Art Direction by
Jack Okey 
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (gowns)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Elmer Fryer .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... conductor
 
Other crew
Stanley Logan .... dialogue director
 
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67 min
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Edith Fitzgerald's and Robert Riskin's story was actually an unproduced play copyrighted 1 July 1930.See more »
Quotes:
Don Peterson:Move over, sweetheart, your husband is home to stay.See more »
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Under My UmbrellaSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
"Cheap! Cheap! My daughter -- cheap!", 8 September 2014
Author: utgard14 from USA

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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