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The Girl from 10th Avenue (1935)

Approved | | Drama | 1 June 1935 (USA)
When his fiancée Valentine dumps him, prominent lawyer Geoffrey Sherwood goes on a bender and winds up married to a stranger, Miriam Brady. They decide to give their marriage a chance. ... See full summary »

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Geoffrey D. 'Geoff' Sherwood
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John Marland
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Mrs. Martin
John Eldredge ...
Hugh Brown
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Tony Hewlett
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Valentine French Marland
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Miss Mansfield
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James--College Club Clerk (as Gordon Elliott)
Edward McWade ...
Art Clerk
Adrian Rosley ...
Marcel
André Cheron ...
Max--Waldorf Headwaiter (as Andre Cheron)
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When his fiancée Valentine dumps him, prominent lawyer Geoffrey Sherwood goes on a bender and winds up married to a stranger, Miriam Brady. They decide to give their marriage a chance. Their landlady, a one-time Floradora girl, offers to help Miriam become refined. Successful again, Geoffrey is approached ("if only we were free") by Valentine. Miriam tells Valentine off in no uncertain terms. Geoffrey moves into his club where Valentine's husband tells him he is a fool to leave Miriam. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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a Shop Girl shows a Society Leader what it takes to Hold a Man!

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1 June 1935 (USA)  »

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La chica de la Décima Avenida  »

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Trivia

The original play opened in New York on 2 November 1914. See more »

Goofs

While drinking with John at the College Club, Geoffrey fills his glass in three successive shots without drinking the previous contents. See more »

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Geoffrey D. 'Geoff' Sherwood: Now I'm in oil.
Hugh Brown: So is a sardine.
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Remake of Outcast (1928) See more »

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Wedding March
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from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played on an organ after the wedding
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Bette Davis, Ian Hunter in one of their 1930s love stories
30 January 2009 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Based on the play "Outcast" (from 1914, no less!), The Girl From Tenth Avenue opens by showing us a wedding invitation, and two gentlemen of the wedding party driving towards the ceremony. Then we see Miriam Brady (Bette Davis) and Geoffrey Sherwood (Ian Hunter) standing on a street corner, listening to the wedding that is taking place. Sherwood is drunk, and Miriam decides to take a personal interest in getting him into a restaurant, away from the wedding scene. Although WHY she does, isn't really explained... Davis had just made "Of Human Bondage", and was about to win the Oscar for "Dangerous"... good year for her! Viewers will recognize the landlord Mrs. Martin, played by Alison Skipworth; she made FOUR films with W.C. Fields. Next thing you know, Miriam and Geoffrey are married, apparently skipping a couple of the 12 steps Sherwood SHOULD be going through. There is a lot of talking in this story, as with most plays. It starts pretty slow, but picks up about halfway through. I wonder if this would have been a little more spicy if it hadn't been made right as the Hays Code was starting to be enforced. Davis and Hunter would make five films together in the 1930s.


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