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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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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 Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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9 November 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Testemunha Imprevista  »

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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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Soundtracks

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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Minor film for the Thin Man pair
10 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very episodic, overwrought drama with Myrna Loy succumbing to the overacting bug at times and Bill Powell rather stiff. They were always a great team but seem off their game here perhaps the mediocrity of the script failed to inspire their best work. The best performances come from the supporting players. Isabel Jewell is good as a wronged woman but without question Una Merkel steals the picture single handedly saving this from total soap opera with her terrific wisecracking. Rosalind Russell made her film debut here but is wasted as a devious society harlot. Even with its brief running time the film trudges along at a deadly dull pace making it seem interminable. The ending is too precious for words.


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