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Riptide (1934)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  30 March 1934 (USA)
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Park Avenue socialite Mary (Norma Shearer) and staid English nobleman, Lord Phillip Rexford (Herbert Marshall) are married as a lark, but she is very happy for several years with her ... See full summary »

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Mary
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Tommie
Herbert Marshall ...
Lord Rexford
Mrs. Patrick Campbell ...
Aunt Hetty
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ...
Erskine (as Skeets Gallagher)
Ralph Forbes ...
Fenwick
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Sylvia
Arthur Jarrett ...
Percy
Earl Oxford ...
Freddie
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Celeste
George K. Arthur ...
Bertie
Marilyn Spinner ...
Pamela (as Baby Marilyn Spinner)
Phyllis Coghlan ...
Nurse (as Phillis Coghlan)
Howard Chaldecott ...
Ransome
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Bollard
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Park Avenue socialite Mary (Norma Shearer) and staid English nobleman, Lord Phillip Rexford (Herbert Marshall) are married as a lark, but she is very happy for several years with her husband and child. But on a trip to the Riviera she meets again an old flame, Tommie Treal (Robert Montgomery), and under the spell of the sea breezes and the Mediterranean moon (a semi-excuse for adultery to keep Queen Norma's image clean, as this was a post-Production Code film), Mary is the "innocent" victim of a romantic escapade that makes the headlines and the scandal sheets. None of Mary's explanations can soothe Lord Phillip, reaping the fallout of marrying "down", and his cold indifference drives Mary, who fights against it (a minor and feeble struggle at best), closer to Tommie. As the two lovers surrender to their ardor, Lord R. learns from his secretary that Mary had been telling the truth, and he calls for her to join him in Cannes with a clean slate. O.K, but as Chief Sky Eagle told John ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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$500,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Z. Leonard replaced Edmund Goulding as director for the last two-and-a-half weeks of filming. See more »

Goofs

After Mary kisses Pamela for daddy, the book laying on the bed disappears in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Tommie Trent: All I needed was that girl.
Erskine: Listen, you can write her off your next year's income tax as an unavoidable loss.
Tommie Trent: She trembled! She fluttered!
Erskine: I know. But she'll flutter just as well tomorrow.
Tommie Trent: Oh, no, she won't; not her. She's got 'conscience' written all over her face. At this moment, she is cooling off - like some beautiful volcano that has decided not to wipe out a lot of Italian villages.
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La Marseillaise
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Another love triangle for radiant Norma
8 February 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

The opening scene of this film shows Norma Shearer and stuffy Herbert Marshall dressed up as insects for a costume party. This is the highlight of the film - it's all down hill from there. Marshall marries Shearer, even though she plays a woman whose been around the block a few times. Very big of him. Years pass, then he starts worrying about whether Norma is going to start going astray, especially when handsome Robert Montgomery shows up. As the film drags on, Marshall becomes increasingly irritable and short-tempered, while Shearer stands on her head in an effort to please him and live up to the super high pedestal that he has placed her on. The whole business has no credibility. Herbert Marshall made a living in the early 30's playing guys who comes out second to studs like Clark Gable and the like. And so he should. Marshall is a homely stuffed shirt in film after film, and there's no reason why he should ever be the first choice of the gorgeous actresses he played opposite during this time period.


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