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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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Release Date:

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

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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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Myrna Loy (1961) See more »

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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Great 1934 Film to Enjoy
16 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great 1934 film which had a great deal of mystery and entertainment right to the very end of the film. John Prentice, (William Powell), played the role as a very famous lawyer who was always busy with plenty of his clients and his wife was, Evelyn Prentice, (Myrna Loy). Evelyn Prentice had a small daughter and the family was very happy, but John was constantly busy all the time and Evelyn is approached by a man who seems to charm her and tempt her into some sort of a relationship with him. At the same time, John defended a very rich client and was able to free her from any judgments in a car accident and this client showered John with all kinds of affection and wanted to have an affair with him. There is a murder which occurs and turns this film completely around and takes the story in another direction. Please don't miss this film, it is just plain great to view and enjoy with great acting by Myrna Loy and William Powell.


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