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Sadie McKee (1934)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  9 May 1934 (USA)
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The life of Sadie McKee takes many twists and turns. She starts as the daughter of the cook for the well off Alderson family. Lawyer Michael Alderson likes Sadie but she runs off to New ... See full summary »

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Gene Raymond ...
Tommy Wallace
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Michael Alderson
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Jack Brennan
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Dolly Merrick
Earl Oxford ...
Jean Dixon ...
Opal
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Phelps - Brennan's Butler (as Leo Carroll)
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Riccori - Cafe Owner
Zelda Sears ...
Mrs. Craney - Landlady
Helen Ware ...
Mrs. McKee
Gene Austin ...
Coco and Candy ...
Cafe Entertainers (as Candy and Coco)
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The life of Sadie McKee takes many twists and turns. She starts as the daughter of the cook for the well off Alderson family. Lawyer Michael Alderson likes Sadie but she runs off to New York City with boyfriend Tommy to get married. Before they get married, Tommy takes up with show girl Dolly and deserts her. Sadie stays in New York and becomes involved with Michael's boss, millionaire Brennan. She marries the chronically alcoholic Brennan for his money. Michael views her as a golddigger at first, but then sees her help Brennan beat his alcoholism. Sadie leaves Brennan to try and find Tommy when she hears that her old flame is in trouble. Little does she know just how much trouble. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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9 May 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abenteuer einer schönen Frau  »

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Trivia

Many people who are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Alice Mae (Secretary at Michael's), Sam McDaniel (Red Cap), William Welsh (Conductor), Doris Kemper (Nurse) and Eugene Borden (Ship's Bugler) See more »

Quotes

Sadie McKee Brennan: [showing off her bedroom] Here it is.
Opal: Lady, when you say, "I do take thee," how you take him.
Sadie McKee Brennan: [chuckles]
Opal: Got this all to yourself?
Sadie McKee Brennan: Yep, all to myself.
Opal: Always all to yourself?
Sadie McKee Brennan: Yep.
Opal: Well, a whole lot of us do a whole lot more for a whole lot less.
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Joan Crawford (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Willing
(uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Sung by Esther Ralston twice in shows
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From servant to master
23 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

This boxoffice hit from 1934 is a joy to behold for its lack of dripping syrup or treacle as is often the case with these female melodramas, even the best of them. Joan Crawford plays a role she basically had a patent on in the late twenties through the thirties. * Note, Joan Crawford when photographed rightly, looks like the most beautiful woman in the world. The role is that of a servant girl who is in love with one of her fellow workers. He gets fired by the family for something they know he did not do, but to make an example of him, still let him go. This obviously gets Joan riled up and she quits to the chagrain of the master's son, Franchot Tone who loves her. They move together, take the hard knocks together and I'll never forget a scene where a guy puts a cigarette into a hardly eaten cream cake: the look on Sadie/Joan's face is priceless. Will Joan keep her man? Will she survive and escape the claws of poverty? We all know what will happen and Joan to her credit gives one of her best and enduring performances. Check it out whenever it is on Turner Classic Movies.


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