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The Keyhole (1933)

Anne Brooks is being blackmailed by her old dancing partner Maurice. They married when she was young but broke up after which he said he was getting a quickie divorce. Anne married the much... See full summary »

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Anne Brooks is being blackmailed by her old dancing partner Maurice. They married when she was young but broke up after which he said he was getting a quickie divorce. Anne married the much older millionaire Schuyler Brooks only to have Maurice return to reveal he didn't obtain the divorce after all. Now he wants money to keep quiet. Anne reveals her secret to Schuyler's sister Portia who devises a scheme to trick Maurice into leaving the country by having Anne suddenly travel alone to Cuba. Once out of the country Portia will use her influence to block Maurice's return. However, Anne's request for a vacation by herself in Cuba arouses Schuyler's already simmering jealousy. He hires detective Neil Davis to follow her and prove whether she is faithful. Neil is unsuccessful in seducing Anne, then realizes he is falling in love with her. Written by Brian Cady <cadyb@home.com>

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25 March 1933 (USA)  »

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Genom nyckelhålet  »

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$169,000 (estimated)
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Quotes

Dot: Gimme a straight whiskey.
Ship Bartender: Did ya lose 'im?
Dot: Lose him? Me? Boy, the only way they get away from me is to jump overboard.
Ship Bartender: I thought you always went first class. What're you doing with that slug?
Dot: Ah, the Depression hit me. C'mon, give.
Ship Bartender: Nix. Wait'll we dock.
Dot: Give! Twenty Champagne cocktails at two bucks a smash, and about thirty bucks in tips. And don't be holdin' out on me, or I'll switch 'im back to whiskey at half a buck a snort.
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Can This Be Love?
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Kay Swift
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Another Kay Francis Gem
22 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Kay Francis plays a woman being blackmailed by a former partner (Monroe Owsley). She discovers that he never got the divorce he promised and her new marriage is illegal. Hatching a scheme with her sister-in-law (Helen Ware), she flees to Havana, hoping the cad will follow. He does but so does the detective (George Brent) her husband hires to spy on her. Wild storyline becomes more believable as the film goes on because of the chemistry between Francis and Brent. Good support from Glenda Farrell, Allen Jenkins, and Clarence Wilson. This ranks as one of Kay Francis' best women's pictures of the early 30s--with One Way Passage and Confession.


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