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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 ...
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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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La chica de la Décima Avenida  »

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

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

Quotes

Geoffrey D. 'Geoff' Sherwood: Now I'm in oil.
Hugh Brown: So is a sardine.
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Referenced in Outrageous Foreplay (1987) See more »

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I'll String Along with You
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Revised version sung by Colin Clive in the College Club bar
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Great soap for the matinee ladies----
9 April 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bette Davis is a poor working girl who is about to lose her job and is on her lunch hour. While watching outside a church where a high society wedding is taking place, she stands next to a drunk man who is muttering as the preacher administers the vows. Davis realizes that he is creating a disturbance and gets him to leave with her and the go to a nearby place where she can get a sandwich and he can drink.

Thus starts the relationship that eventually leads to them ending up married. He was driven to drink by the girl at the church who was getting married, because even though she loved him, she was marrying a richer man.

Davis sobers him up and gets him back to his position as a society lawyer in a top firm. All the while telling him that if he wants out, he just has to say so.

Many trials and tribulations ensue before he realizes he does indeed love his wife who he married on a drunken impulse.

The 1935 "ladies who did lunch" got their monies worth from Davis, Ian Hunter, Alison Skipworth, Phillip Reed and John Eldredge, and a top production.

Go back in time to the depression years, the downtown movie palaces with double features, and ladies in their suits, gloves and hats, who went to town once a week for the family shopping and then went to see their favorite stars. This film is one they would have seen - and loved. 9/10


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