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Outcast Lady (1934)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 28 September 1934 (USA)
A woman's trials and tribulations over a romance since childhood, protecting her husband's secret past, and the trouble it causes with her brother.

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Iris
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Lady Eve
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A woman's trials and tribulations over a romance since childhood, protecting her husband's secret past, and the trouble it causes with her brother.

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Drama | Romance

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The Hays office refused to sanction the movie under its original tile, "The Green Hat." Michael Arlen's original novel had acquired a salacious reputation, so MGM reluctantly changed it. They were not even allowed to use it as a screen story credit. See more »

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When Napier first arrives, he states it's been five years since he's been there. Later, when he's in the car with Iris, she states she wrote a poem about him when he first went away to India - three years ago. See more »

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Version of A Woman of Affairs (1928) See more »

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Weepy post-code.
22 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an MGM chick flick, 1934- style. Constance Bennett, a first class actress, is Iris, a penniless heiress (I'm still trying to get my brain around how she and her drunken brother can live so well despite their circumstances... they have servants who work whilst politely grumbling over not being paid) who loves the Napier, (Herbert Marshall) son of a prominent English family with interests in India. His father (Henry Stephenson) bans their marriage and each goes off in different directions while carrying awfully large torches for each other. My problems with the production: 1) Marshall is ill-fitted as the somewhat spineless son--- he's 44 here (!) 2) Stephenson is a real one-dimensional turd until the big revelation. 3) The ending (I won't give it away, but it doesn't really fit with Iris' temperament). Connie Bennett ranks (along with Kay Francis and Bebe Daniels) as one of the most underrated actresses around and is always fascinating to watch... even in pedestrian soap like this.


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