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Actress Judy Carroll, from the gas-house district has been trained, educated and developed so well by her manager, that not even the publicity-seeking world of the theater has guessed her ... See full summary »

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Judy Carroll
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Jacobs Van Riker Pell
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Antonie de Sola
Jobyna Howland ...
'Snooks' Carroll
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Clara Blandick ...
Brida
Walter Catlett ...
Jimmy Dunn
Virginia Hammond ...
Mrs. Van Riker Pell
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Fagin
June Filmer ...
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Actress Judy Carroll, from the gas-house district has been trained, educated and developed so well by her manager, that not even the publicity-seeking world of the theater has guessed her antecedents. But she has not loved well or wisely as she learns when she tries to adopt a baby. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Glamorous...Glorious...in the story of a girl who fought for love...and lost! (original ad) See more »

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Drama | Romance

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25 November 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caluniada  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.37 : 1
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Lucia Bronder's play was unpublished and based on her short story "Our Judy," published in Smart Set Magazine (date undetermined). See more »

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A Bird in a Gilded Cage
(1900) (uncredited)
Music by Harry von Tilzer
Lyrics by Arthur J. Lamb
Sung by Jobyna Howland a cappella
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Lucky on stage, Unlucky in love
17 May 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Rockabye is both the title of this film and the title of a play that society writer Joel McCrea wants Constance Bennett to star in. She's a hit in the play, the movie left a bit to be desired.

This movie is strictly Connie's show and she has three men panting after her. First is Walter Pidgeon who is a political fixer of sorts who is on trial for bribery. Her relationship with him causes her to be subpoenaed as a witness by District Attorney Charles Middleton. Though Pidgeon is acquitted both their reputations have suffered. As a result the baby she has adopted is taken from here by the blue noses who run the Bureau of Child Welfare. What this crowd might have done with Angelina Jolie or Madonna today is something to contemplate.

Her second man is agent Paul Lukas who suggests a nice long European trip till the scandal talk dies down which she does and where she meets McCrea. His character seems to be based on that real society playwright George Kelly, uncle of Grace. He writes a play that proves to be her biggest hit.

Connie's lucky in her career on stage, but singularly unlucky in love. The rest of Rockabye will show that should one care to view it.

Bennett and McCrea were a screen team of sorts doing four films including this one in the early Thirties. According to Tony Thomas in the films of Joel McCrea and THE authority on such matters Robert Osborne, the film was originally shot with Phillips Holmes in Joel's role, but Connie got George Cukor the director to re-shoot her scenes with McCrea. Personally in this somewhat maudlin film I think that Phillips Holmes might have been done the real favor.

George Cukor who usually had such a good touch in these 'women's' pictures went off the mark in this early work of his.


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