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Evelyn Prentice (1934)

Passed  -  Drama | Mystery | Romance  -  9 November 1934 (USA)
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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

Complete credited cast:
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John Prentice
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Evelyn Prentice
Una Merkel ...
Amy Drexel
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Mrs. Harrison
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Judith Wilson
Harvey Stephens ...
Lawrence Kennard
Edward Brophy ...
Delaney
Henry Wadsworth ...
Chester Wylie
Cora Sue Collins ...
Dorothy Prentice
Frank Conroy ...
Dist. Atty. Farley
Jessie Ralph ...
Mrs. Blake
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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 Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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9 November 1934 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

Film debut of Rosalind Russell. 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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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Myrna Loy (1961) See more »

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Lullaby (Wiegenlied)
(1868) (uncredited)
Written by Johannes Brahms
Played when Myrna Loy discovers Cora Sue Collins asleep
Later played on piano by Collins and sung by her and William Powell
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Inbetween The Thin Man
14 May 2001 | by (Long Island Motor Parkway) – See all my reviews

"Evelyn Prentice" starred William Powell & Myrna Loy, who were inbetween working on the first & second movies in "The Thin Man" series. There are similarities between their roles in this movie & their roles in that series. In both cases, they're debonair rich folks with fancy clothes & a beautiful home. In both cases, Powell plays a character who likes to drink (more so in "The Thin Man") & is involved with solving a murder mystery. But "The Thin Man" series is more light-hearted, with more flippant, snappier dialog, & is generally more enjoyable than "Evelyn Prentice." Astra the Dog is missed, & replaced by the couple's young daughter. But this is a good movie, & has a more surprising plot twist than any entry in "The Thin Man" series. The plot here has more typical pre-code elements than the later "Thin Man" entries, which I won't mention here because I don't want to give away the storyline. Una Merkel is good as Loy's wisecracking friend. Isabel Jewell is very convincing in her role (I didn't think so at first, but as I began to watch her more closely, I started to think that she's a really good actress). I rate it 8/10.


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