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The Painted Veil (1934)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  23 November 1934 (USA)
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A wife neglected by her husband, a medical researcher in China, falls in love with a dashing diplomatic attaché.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Herbert Marshall ...
George Brent ...
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Herr Koerber
Bodil Rosing ...
Frau Koerber
Katharine Alexander ...
Cecilia Parker ...
Olga
Soo Yong ...
Amah
Forrester Harvey ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adair ...
Polo Player (scenes deleted)
Mariska Aldrich ...
German Teacher (scenes deleted)
Maidena Armstrong ...
German (scenes deleted)
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Bridegroom (scenes deleted)
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Frau Koerber (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

In Austria, Katrin is lonely after her sister's marriage and she agrees to marry her father's research associate Dr. Walter Fane. Fane takes her to China but constantly ignors her in favour of his medical research. Lonely Katrin has an affair with Jack Townsend of the British Embassy. When it is discovered by Walter he becomes very bitter. Fane travels to fight a cholera epidemic and Katrin goes with him and helps. They grow closer together than ever before but Walter is knifed in a riot incited by the burning of a cholera infested town. Now their new found happiness will depend on Walter's survival. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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Taglines:

Do not pass love by...It may never come again!

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Release Date:

23 November 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Boyali peçe  »

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Budget:

$947,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Background shots in China supervised by George W. Hill were also used in The Good Earth (1937). See more »

Quotes

Katrin Koerber Fane: [after Townsend impulsively kisses Katrin] How could you?
Jack Townsend: I could.
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Featured in The Divine Garbo (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Played as background music in the wedding scene
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Good adaptation of Maugham
20 June 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is a good adaptation of Maugham novel. I liked it because of Garbo and Herbert Marshall. If you are a fan of the writer you will like the film. I know there is a lot missing in the film, but there is so much can be put in 85 minutes. I highly recommend it for Garbo fans because in this film she does not play the role of a glamours person. She is a very normal but attractive housewife. I think this is one of her most believable acting.


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