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A Lost Lady (1934)

Approved | | Drama | 29 September 1934 (USA)
Two days before Marian and Ned are to be married, he is killed by the husband of a woman he was seeing on the side. Marian becomes withdrawn and they send her to the Canadian Rockies for ... See full summary »

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Two days before Marian and Ned are to be married, he is killed by the husband of a woman he was seeing on the side. Marian becomes withdrawn and they send her to the Canadian Rockies for rest. While on a walk, she accidentally falls off a ledge and twists her ankle. She is found and rescued by Dan Forrester and his dog Sandy. He visits Marian every day even though she is still bitter. When it is time to go, he asks her to marry him and she accepts even though she will never love again. Back home in Chicago, Dan dotes on Marian and even builds a house in the country for his 'perfect wife'. Everything is going well until Marian meets a brash young transport owner named Frank. She rejects his advances, but he persists. When Dan leaves on business, Frank entertains her every day and Marian realizes that she may find love again after all. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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The Love Idyll Of The Age!

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29 September 1934 (USA)  »

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A Mulher que Eu Achei  »

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$230,000 (estimated)
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Willa Cather, on whose novel the movie was based, was so disappointed by it that she added a stipulation to her will that none of her novels were to be dramatized in any way for movie, stage, radio or television. See more »

Quotes

Marian: Darling.
Ned: I had to get you away from those people.
Marian: People? They're only shadows. There's nothing real but you.
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Referenced in The FBI Story (1959) See more »

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Chicago
(1922) (uncredited)
Music by Fred Fisher
In the score as the train heads towards Chicago, Illinois
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10 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

No movie with the great Barbara Stanwyck is completely without interest, but there is little else to recommend this misbegotten movie. Willa Cather was so horrified at what had been done to her novel that she refused to sell any of her other books to the movies, and one can see why. The story, characterisations, time span, plot, and tone have all been changed, for the worse, in a trite Hollywood way. For example, the house in the book, which is a nice-size house whose distinction is the beautiful scenery around it, is here a huge mansion with the standard Thirties-mansion double-height curving staircase. Complex relationships in the novel are here so oversimplified as to be almost meaningless. The movie adheres to a post-Code morality, also very simple, good vs. bad, where the book was much more subtle and complex.

In what I think is the only case of this I have seen, Stanwyck has a different hairstle in every scene, which changes her appearance greatly. It makes you feel that trivial details like these, at the expense of consistency, are what most concerned the film-maker (Alfred Green-- who?).


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