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Gentlemen Are Born (1934)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Music, Romance  |  17 November 1934 (USA)
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A well-cloistered and protected-against-reality group of college students get their diplomas in the heart of the Great Depression, and quickly learn that the piece of paper the diploma is ... See full summary »

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Tom Martin
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Fred Harper
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Marjorie Gateson ...
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Bradley Page ...
Al Ludlow
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A well-cloistered and protected-against-reality group of college students get their diplomas in the heart of the Great Depression, and quickly learn that the piece of paper the diploma is written on is worth about eighteen-dollars-a-week in the job-market...for the lucky ones. Some of them fare even worse. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Somewhere in Your Heart
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Written by Guy Wood, Bert Van Cleve and Rudy Vallee
Played in the apartment when Fred and Joan arrive
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We Are Poor Little Lambs
9 August 2011 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This Warner Brothers soap opera about four recent college graduates trying to make their ways in the depression and their lady loves is one of their A pictures but, while competently written and acted, is too diffuse to make a great picture. The large cast, headed by Franchot Tone on loan from MGM, has a myriad of interconnected stories whose frequently genteel handling is nowhere near as interesting as their earthy, snappy-pattered B movies of the period.

One nice point of the movie is that money is a real issue in this movie and the actors show it. Even Tone, who spent most of his career playing people who just happened to be out of pocket money at the moment, looks and behaves like a man whistling the dark and Dick Foran is excellent as a man who is defeated by the world. The woman are very good too, particularly Jean Muir. However the movie, while never descending below competence, never manages any moments that strike home.


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