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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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Cast

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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: 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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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Another fine Powell-Loy teaming, 3 August 2010
Author: blanche-2 from United States

William Powell and Myrna Loy made fourteen films together; "Evelyn Prentice" was their third, released in 1934. Powell plays John Prentice, a busy attorney who isn't spending enough time with his wife Evelyn (Loy) and child; he drifts into an affair with a needy client (Rosalind Russell) whom he has successfully defended in a manslaughter case. Evelyn is being wooed by a so-called poet (Harvey Stephens) who in truth has blackmail in mind. When he presents Evelyn with incriminating letters (though she hasn't had an affair with him, the letters are suggestive), a struggle ensues, and he winds up dead. His girlfriend (Isabel Jewell) is accused.

The acting helps what has now become a familiar story. Myrna Loy is absolutely gorgeous and sympathetic as a lonely wife resisting the attentions of another man; and you know that Powell, despite his philandering, cares for her deeply. Una Merkel is delightful as Evelyn's friend.

Powell and Loy worked so easily together and by all accounts enjoyed their collaborations, keeping up their friendship even after Powell retired. They're always a joy to watch.

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