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Where Sinners Meet (1934)

Leonard and Anne are taking the lovers road to Dover where they will board the boat and go to Paris. But the car breaks down and Saunders takes them to a nearby hotel. When they get there, ... See full summary »

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Diana Wynyard ...
Anne
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Leonard
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Nicholas
Gilbert Emery ...
Dominic, the Butler
Phyllis Barry ...
The Brunette Chambermaid
Walter Armitage ...
Joseph, the thin Footman
Katherine Williams ...
The Blonde Chambermaid
Robert Adair ...
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Leonard and Anne are taking the lovers road to Dover where they will board the boat and go to Paris. But the car breaks down and Saunders takes them to a nearby hotel. When they get there, it is a residence with servants owned by a Mr. Latimer. While it is comfortable, they are told they cannot leave for seven days so that they can see if the marriage between them will work. The next day, Anne begins to notice things about Leonard that she ignored before. There is one other couple in the house who are leaving after seven days and it turns out to be Leonard's wife Eustasia and Nicholas, her lover. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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18 May 1934 (USA)  »

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Douvres-Paris  »

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Screenplay was taken from a 1921 comedy play by A.A.Milne ("Winnie the Pooh" creator) called "The Dover Road". See more »

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Remake of The Little Adventuress (1927) See more »

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A very British comedy that fizzles once the mystery is revealed.
9 February 1999 | by (Pine Grove, California) – See all my reviews

The 1921 romantic comedy by A.A. Milne (of "Winnie-the-Pooh" fame) starts intriguingly when Reginald Owen's car beaks down on the London to Dover road, forcing him and Diana Wynyard to take lodgings for the night in a hotel nearby. But it turns out the "hotel" is not a hotel at all, but the private residence of wealthy Clive Brook, who conspires as a hobby to detain couples to prevent their hasty marriage when they take the boat from Dover to France. They become virtual prisoners because their luggage is hidden, usually for about a week, after which they are free to go. There is another couple, Billie Burke and Alan Mowbray, about to leave after a week's stay and we learn when they meet for breakfast that Owen and Burke are man and wife. So far so good, but I expected a lot more fireworks than I got after their meeting.

My biggest problems were what did lovely and gentle Wynyard see in the pompous and ill-mannered Owen to begin with, and similarly, what did Mowbray see in the nagging and prissy Burke. It was a put-up job, for I sensed that Burke and Owen were more suited to each other. Still, there were a few more surprises and some laughs in store, so it pays to stay with the film until the end. I enjoyed all the first-rate acting.


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