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Living on Velvet (1935)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  2 March 1935 (USA)
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Paul Fix (Intern) and Olaf Hytten (Travis) are listed as cast members in the AFI Catalog (1931-1940), but were not seen in the print. 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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from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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C for Clarence
30 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

Coming just before " Stranded" , a movie dealing with the plight of people left out in the cold ," Living On Velvet" ,if there were any doubt about it,shows how much Frank Borzage was an auteur.His sympathy for suffering people was infinite and the things he tells us still reverberates today.

A man has lost all his family in a plane crash.So he is "living on velvet" now,playing the part of a faux bon vivant,incapable of "filling the void" .A man ("Gibraltar") will have to sacrifice his true love for a woman to give Clarence a reason to believe in life again.There are real saints in Borzage's work: Margaret Sullavan would do the same in " the shining hour" where she's willing to leave her husband she loves dearly so that two people will be happy.

Like this ? try these ......

"Phone Call from a stranger" (Jean Negulesco,1952) "Fearless" (Peter Weir,1993)


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