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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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
Helen Jerome Eddy ...
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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Drama | Romance

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30 March 1934 (USA)  »

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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

The length and styling of Norma Shearer's hair repeatedly changes from scene to scene and from one sequence to another. 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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Riptide
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
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Norma Shearer returned to the screen after an absence of over a year!
22 September 1998 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

When producer Irving Thalberg fell ill in 1932, he and his wife, Norma Shearer, left Hollywood and went on an extended tour of Europe. Returning to M-G-M in 1933, he produced this film under his new contract and cast Norma in the lead role. It was not the hit Thalberg had hoped for, but the public was grateful to see Norma Shearer again, despite the weak script.


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