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Evelyn Prentice
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Director:
Writers:
Lenore J. Coffee (screen play)
W.E. Woodward (from the book by)
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Release Date:
9 November 1934 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The neglected wife of a high profile attorney dallies with a unscrupulous womanizer and finds herself involved in blackmail and murder. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Worth a watch for the weird factor See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Powell ... John Prentice

Myrna Loy ... Evelyn Prentice
Una Merkel ... Amy Drexel

Rosalind Russell ... Mrs. Harrison

Isabel Jewell ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mariska Aldrich ... Prison Matron #1 (uncredited)
Stanley Andrews ... Judge (uncredited)
Herman Bing ... Klein - Antiques Dealer (uncredited)
Georgia Caine ... Mrs. Newton - Party Guest (uncredited)
Sam Flint ... Dr. Lyons (uncredited)

Billy Gilbert ... Barney - Cafe Owner (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Howard C. Hickman ... Mr. Whitlock - Party Guest (uncredited)
Samuel S. Hinds ... Mr. Newton - Party Guest (uncredited)
John Hyams ... Mr. Humphries - Party Guest (uncredited)
Perry Ivins ... Dr. Gillette (uncredited)
Joe Keaton ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Isabelle Keith ... Miss Meade - Prentice's Secretary (uncredited)
Crauford Kent ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Robert Livingston ... Reporter (uncredited)
James T. Mack ... Albert - Butler (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Reporter #1 (uncredited)
Mary MacLaren ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Sam McDaniel ... Porter (uncredited)
Francis McDonald ... Charles - Chauffeur (uncredited)
J.P. McGowan ... Detective Mack Clark (uncredited)
Jack Mulhall ... Gregory (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Detective Pat Thompson (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Reporter #2 (uncredited)
Milton Owen ... Waiter (uncredited)
Bob Perry ... Juror (uncredited)
Ruth Renick ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Matty Roubert ... Offscreen Newsboy (voice) (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Dining Patron (uncredited)
Billy Sullivan ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Phil Tead ... Reporter #3 (uncredited)
David Thursby ... Juror (uncredited)
Richard Tucker ... Mr. Dillingham - Party Guest (uncredited)
Clarence Wilson ... Public Defender (uncredited)
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Directed by
William K. Howard 
 
Writing credits
Lenore J. Coffee (screen play)

W.E. Woodward (from the book by)

Howard Emmett Rogers  adaptation (uncredited)

Produced by
John W. Considine Jr. .... producer
 
Original Music by
R.H. Bassett (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Charles G. Clarke (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Frank E. Hull (film editor) (as Frank Hull)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Horace Hough .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
A. Arnold Gillespie .... associate art director (as Arnold Gillespie)
Edwin B. Willis .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dolly Tree .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Oscar Radin .... musical score
William Axt .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Herbert Stothart .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
79 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #379)

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Trivia:
The third of fourteen films pairing William Powell and Myrna Loy.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Soundtrack:
Turkey in the StrawSee more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Worth a watch for the weird factor, 5 January 2004
Author: merricatnyc from NYC, NY

This movie is one of the best examples of what resulted when the studio machine didn't quite know what to do with its talent pool.

Powell and Loy, who had recently proven themselves a winning team in the original Thin Man, are again the urbane marrieds. Their individual talents and snappy chemistry aren't entirely swamped by this soapy melodrama, but they are given a slight patina of caricature. Thank god the studio figured it out and gave us five more Thin Man movies.

The very freaky thing about this movie is the film debut of the divine Roz Russell. Granted, she was an extremely beautiful woman, but casting her in the Joan Crawford femme fatale role gives unintentional comedy and a textbook demonstration of "What do we do with this one" syndrome. Thank god the studio figured it out and gave us the rest of her career.

As a movie, Evelyn Prentice is not bad lazy rainy Sunday viewing. It's much more interesting as a piece of oddball film history and an object lesson in how mediocre things can happen to great people.

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