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Living on Velvet (1935)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  2 March 1935 (USA)
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Amy Prentiss
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Terry Parker
Helen Lowell ...
Aunt Martha
Henry O'Neill ...
Harold Thornton
Russell Hicks ...
Major at Flying Field
Maude Turner Gordon ...
Mrs. Parker
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Henry L. Parker (as Samuel Hinds)
Martha Merrill ...
Cynthia Parker
Edgar Kennedy ...
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It took five takes until George Brent and Kay Francis got through the donut-dunking scene without laughing. See more »

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There should be no mountains visible in the background of the Long Island estate, yet there are. See more »

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Isle of Capri
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Will Grosz
Played as dance music at the first party
Danced to by George Brent and Kay Francis and other couples
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Passionate & Moving Borzage Melodrama
4 August 2003 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

"Living on Velvet" is a passionate, though slightly incoherent Borzage melodrama starring Kay Francis and George Brent. I'm a fan of director Borzage and the always wavishing Kay Fwancis (she had trouble pronouncing the Rs), so I was very eager to see this one. I happened to watch "Living on Velvet" the other night together with another Borzage love story with Francis & Brent called "Stranded", also made in 1935 for Warner Brothers. Of the two films, "Living on Velvet" is the best and most uncompromising illustration of Borzage's lifelong preoccupation with spirituality and humanity. Francis is wonderful in the role of Amy Prentiss, the passionate, devoted wife of Terry Parker (Brent), a rather reckless pilot who miraculously survived a plane crash with his family. The most romantic & unforgettable moment is of course the scene in which Terry meets Amy, seriously looking each other for the first time, their charging eyes never even blinking. The scene is one of Borzage's greatest achievements. It illustrates his genuine commitment to his material; the couple is looking at love itself, something concrete and tangible. Our involvement and identification are heightened through the emotional intensity of the couple's passion. The capable supporting players include Warren William as Gibraltar, Terry's best friend, and Helen Lowell as Aunt Martha.


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