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Riptide (1934)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 30 March 1934 (USA)
Park Avenue party-girl Mary (Norma Shearer) and staid English nobleman, Lord Phillip Rexford (Herbert Marshall) are married on a lark, they live happily in London. He must travel to America... See full summary »

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Tommie
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Lord Rexford
Mrs. Patrick Campbell ...
Aunt Hetty
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ...
Erskine (as Skeets Gallagher)
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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 party-girl Mary (Norma Shearer) and staid English nobleman, Lord Phillip Rexford (Herbert Marshall) are married on a lark, they live happily in London. He must travel to America on business leaving her home alone. Lord Rexford's aunt invites Mary on a trip to the Riviera where she runs into an old flame, Tommie Treal (Robert Montgomery). 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 headlines as well as the scandal sheets. None of Mary's explanations can soothe Lord Phillip, 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 lawyer 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 White Eagle ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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"When a Woman Loves!"

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Drama | Romance

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Passed
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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

Aunt Hetty: Oh, oh! Oh, I've got a pain.
Bertie: It's the lobster.
Aunt Hetty: Not at all! It's not in my tummy, it's in my heart! It's because you're so cruel to me, Bertie!
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Connections

Featured in Complicated Women (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

We're Together Again
(1933) (uncredited)
Composed by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Played as part of the score throughout
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Norma is a precious jewel
7 September 1999 | by (New Orleans) – See all my reviews

Norma Shearer's emotional range and charm is always a delight. Her costumes in shiny silk charmeuse and deep dark velvet translate so well in vintage black and white, and the topic of a woman's "decency" in the 30's and small minds is dramatic and poignant. I love this decade of movies for the history and social culture they often evoke.


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