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Evelyn Prentice (1934)

Passed | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 9 November 1934 (USA)
The neglected wife of a high profile attorney dallies with a unscrupulous womanizer and finds herself involved in blackmail and murder.

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Cast

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John Prentice
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Evelyn Prentice
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Amy Drexel
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Mrs. Harrison
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Judith Wilson
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Lawrence Kennard
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Delaney
Henry Wadsworth ...
Chester Wylie
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Dorothy Prentice
Frank Conroy ...
Dist. Atty. Farley
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Mrs. Blake
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Storyline

Evelyn Prentice is the respected wife of a high-profile New York attorney. Despite the prestige and status she enjoys, she feels neglected and out of boredom becomes involved with an unscrupulous womanizing poet, who gives her the attention she craves. She eventually finds herself a victim of blackmail and becomes involved in his murder. When another woman is accused of the crime, she begs her husband to defend her. Written by duke1029

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Release Date:

9 November 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Testemunha Imprevista  »

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Budget:

$498,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The third of fourteen films pairing William Powell and Myrna Loy. See more »

Goofs

When John is discussing the clues of the case in their living room, Evelyn puts her fists up to her cheeks. In the next angle, they are by her sides. See more »

Quotes

Evelyn Prentice: There's nothing wrong with those letters. They're innocent.
Lawrence Kennard: Then why are you here?
Evelyn Prentice: There's nothing safe with a man like you.
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Connections

Version of Stronger Than Desire (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Turkey in the Straw
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Traditional folk song
Played at the barn dance
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Suspenseful and Intriguing
30 December 1999 | by (Utah, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a mystery film that, although not quite of the calabre of The Thin Man, builds suspense and intrigue thoroughly. Both William Powell and Myrna Loy are superb, playing characters completely different from those they play in The Thin Man series. They breathe a new life into a common plot. This film may seem slow, but it is certainly worth it.


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