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The Scoundrel (1935)

 -  Drama  -  30 April 1935 (USA)
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A ruthless, cynical, hated publisher is killed in a plane crash, and his ghost must wander restlessly unless someone sheds a tear for him.

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Anthony Mallare
Julie Haydon ...
Cora Moore
Stanley Ridges ...
Paul Decker
Martha Sleeper ...
Julia Vivian
Ernest Cossart ...
Jimmy Clay
Alexander Woollcott ...
Vanderveer Veyden
Everley Gregg ...
Mildred Langwiter
Rosita Moreno ...
Carlotta
Eduardo Ciannelli ...
Maurice Stern
Richard Bond ...
Howard Gillette
Helen Strickland ...
Mrs. Rolinson
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Rothenstien
Frank Conlan ...
Massey
O.Z. Whitehead ...
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Raymond Bramley ...
Felix Abrams
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A ruthless, cynical, hated publisher is killed in a plane crash, and his ghost must wander restlessly unless someone sheds a tear for him.

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"Before I tell a woman I love her, I rattle six times, like a snake." (original poster)

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30 April 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. However, because of legal complications, this particular title was not included in the original television package and was not televised until many years afterward. See more »

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Anthony Mallare: How I wish that I were as nice as you think I am...
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Piano Concerto No. 2
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Music by Sergei Rachmaninoff
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Disappointing
24 June 2006 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Watching Noel Coward in an extremely unsympathetic role is interesting in itself. He does well, too. Julie Haydon is good as the innocent woman he seduces.The supporting cast is fine.

The editor Coward plays is shockingly cruel. He knows he is and revels in it. But the movie takes an unfortunate turn: Without revealing anything, I will say that it turns from cold-hearted and dark to mystical. Hecht was a brilliant screenwriter, and Charles MacArthur, his co-director, was a fine playwright as well. But I think one "Specter Of The Rose" is enough. "The Scoundrel" is better than that movie but it veers uncomfortably close to it.


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