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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

In the last scene of the film, as John and Evelyn are at Dorothy's bedside, Evelyn's position at the side of the bed keeps changing from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Blake: Does your husband beat you?
Evelyn Prentice: No, I wish he did. He'd have to be home to do it.
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Myrna Loy (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Me and My Shadow
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Written by Dave Dreyer, Billy Rose and Al Jolson
Played at the cafe and danced to by two unidentifed tap dancers in a show
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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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