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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:
Enjoyable, good solid 1934 film with a few surprises 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:
Film debut of Rosalind Russell.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable, good solid 1934 film with a few surprises, 20 July 2010
Author: pik923 from Las Vegas, Nevada

Besides the obvious factors of a great cast of that era, a great writer of women's films and how the writers, director and actors were able to tell all without showing it all - leaving much to the imagination, one of the great surprises of this film is a short scene in a nightclub where two male dancers, one white and one black, do a lovely tap dance number. This is one of the first integrated dance sequences in a white nightclub I remember seeing on film.

If anyone has more information about the dancers, and the history of this scene, i would be delighted to hear more about it! What a huge surprise.

And you may know that Rosalind Russell is in the film, her film debut and she is great as ever, with the camera loving her. She would soon go on to greater film roles like her comedy with Cary Grant, that classic, My Girl Friday.

The set designs are wonderful and reflect that period of Hollywood studio work. The cinematography too is wonderful. And the drama between William Powell and Myrna Loy is as wonderful as always. Una Merkel is a delight, filling in the gaps and the dialog of that period is also delightful.

I enjoyed it. If you enjoy those great black and white 1930s classics, I think you will also enjoy this little gem.

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