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The Right to Romance (1933)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  17 November 1933 (USA)
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Dr "Peggy" Simmons, a successful and respected plastic surgeon, encounters job stress beyond her control. Lacking a social side to her harried life and desperately seeking romance, she ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Ann Harding ...
Bobby Preble
Dr. Helmuth Heppling
Sari Maritza ...
Lee Joyce
Dr. Beck
Helen Freeman ...
Mrs. Preble
Stephen Chase ...
Bunny Allen (as Alden Chase)
Delmar Watson ...
Louise Carter ...
First Face Lift Patient
Bramwell Fletcher ...
Man with the Maceys
Patricia O'Brien ...
Eve Lane


Dr "Peggy" Simmons, a successful and respected plastic surgeon, encounters job stress beyond her control. Lacking a social side to her harried life and desperately seeking romance, she travels to a beach-side resort for some R&R and becomes reacquainted with Bobby Preble, a devil-may-care playboy. They fall madly in love; but Peggy resists her temptations and soon returns to the many needy patients that rely on her unique talents. Preble follows, and nuptials soon follow. Will these two, being from different worlds and having dissimilar life outlooks, make their marriage work? Will old beaus intervene? Written by mbrindell

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

17 November 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Divina  »

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(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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William Gargan was listed as a cast member in a contemporary Hollywood Reporter article, but he was not seen in the movie. See more »


The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played after the wedding ceremony
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Doctoring Ann Harding
16 July 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Beautiful cosmetic surgeon Ann Harding (as Margaret "Peggy" Simmons) feels her biological clock ticking away. "The years are going so fast," she tells her somber nun, "Am I, after all, just a giddy woman at heart?" Ms. Harding takes a leave of absence from work and goes from staid Manhattan doctor to fun-loving Los Angeles sophisticate. She cuts down on smoking and has a whirlwind romance with wealthy playboy Robert Young (as Bobby Preble). You should expect their chance for happiness will be threatened... This Harding vehicle always leaves you wondering why she is so infatuated with Mr. Young while ignoring magnetic Nils Asther (as Helmuth "Heppie" Heppling), which may be the point.

**** The Right to Romance (11/17/33) Alfred Santell ~ Ann Harding, Robert Young, Nils Asther, Sari Maritza

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