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The Girl from 10th Avenue (1935)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  1 June 1935 (USA)
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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. ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Ian Hunter ...
Geoffrey D. 'Geoff' Sherwood
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John Marland
Alison Skipworth ...
Mrs. Martin
John Eldredge ...
Hugh Brown
Phillip Reed ...
Tony Hewlett
Katharine Alexander ...
Valentine French Marland
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Miss Mansfield
Bill Elliott ...
James--College Club Clerk (as Gordon Elliott)
Edward McWade ...
Art Clerk
Adrian Rosley ...
Marcel
André Cheron ...
Max--Waldorf Headwaiter (as Andre Cheron)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vesey O'Davoren ...
Servant (scenes deleted)
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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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Men on Her Mind  »

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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 »

Quotes

Geoffrey D. 'Geoff' Sherwood: Now I'm in oil.
Hugh Brown: So is a sardine.
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Remake of Outcast (1917) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played on an organ after the wedding
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Bette Davis before Warner Bros. gave her good roles...
8 October 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Strictly for die-hard Davis fans.

She's a shop girl from the wrong side of the tracks who meets lawyer IAN HUNTER, on a drunk bender, and decides to restore him to his better self on the spur of the moment. Once he's reformed, she has a struggle trying to keep him from former flame KATHARINE Alexander. (For some reason, my computer refuses to put "Alexander" in caps). It's not a typo.

It's a trifle, the kind of film Davis would come to detest in that it was nothing more than a routine melodrama with some comedy interludes from ALISON SKIPWORTH as a landlady who wants to spruce up Bette's ability to mix with IAN HUNTER's society friends.

Made worth a look only for Bette Davis' performance. She's trim, blonde and almost pretty with those Bette Davis eyes lined with mascara. Unfortunately, it's a weak script with a predictable ending. COLIN CLIVE has little to do but he does play a good drunk scene.

TCM is showing this as part of their Depression-era films.


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