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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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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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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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9 November 1934 (USA)  »

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A Testemunha Imprevista  »

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

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was initially telecast in Los Angeles Thursday 31 October 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Wednesday 19 February 1959 on WFIL (Channel 6) and by San Francisco 15 October 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

Goofs

Powell and Russell share an early scene in which they finish with their first barely seen intimacy, a crew member is visible leafing through papers. 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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Version of Stronger Than Desire (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

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If you like Powell and Loy, catch this one.
14 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In EVELYN PRENTICE, I saw the importance of family and the real meaning of "'til death do us part," from the standard marriage vows. Work comes between John and Evelyn Prentice (William Powell and Myrna Loy). A sweet-talker comes between John and Evelyn Prince. Their daughter Dorothy brings them together, as does love.

As simple as this sounds, as possibly hokey, it mattered in 1935, and it made for a good movie. It matters in the 21st Century, as well, and the movie is still good.

The villain in this film is portrayed as totally devoid of value, his killing beneficial to the human race. Vigilante justice is an uneasy concept, but it works. The sleazy sweet-talker is shot, and John Prentice is the best attorney around.

If you like Powell and Loy beyond the Thin Man series, and there are several great ones, you'll enjoy this. Powell's character is a sophisticated as ever, Loy's as fantastically intelligent.

My wife and I enjoyed this film.


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