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Lilly Turner (1933)

 -  Drama  -  13 May 1933 (USA)
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A carnival magician deserts his wife when he finds out she's pregnant. She then marries the carnival's barker, but finds herself attracted to a young engineer.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Lilly 'Queenie' Turner Dixon
George Brent ...
Bob Chandler
Frank McHugh ...
David 'Dave' Dixon
Guy Kibbee ...
Doc Peter McGill
Robert Barrat ...
Fritz 'Heinie'
Ruth Donnelly ...
Edna Yokum
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. Bessie 'Ma' McGill
Gordon Westcott ...
Rex Durkee
Arthur Vinton ...
Sam Waxman
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Dr. Hawley
Margaret Seddon ...
Mrs. Turner
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Hazel
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Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Earle (scenes deleted)
Ethel Wales ...
Mrs. Flint (scenes deleted)
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A carnival magician deserts his wife when he finds out she's pregnant. She then marries the carnival's barker, but finds herself attracted to a young engineer.

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13 May 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Os Amores de Lily  »

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The original Brpadway production opened at the Morasco Theater in New York on 19 September 1932 and ran for 24 performances. See more »

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Ain't We Got Fun
(uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played as background music at the carnival
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Odd but good
2 February 2004 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Lilly Turner plays like a distant and more wholesome relative of Tod Browning's Freaks. Ruth Chatterton, excellent as always, stars as a sideshow employee married to a lush (Frank McHugh) but in love with straight arrow George Brent. To complicate matters, an addled strongman (Robert Barrat) is in love with her, and escapes from the State Hospital in order to pursue her. The film is atmospherically shot by James Van Trees, and there's solid support by Guy Kibbee as the charlatan in chief of the shabby road show. Strongly recommended for fans of pre-Code cinema.


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