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The Secret Bride (1934)

 -  Drama  -  22 December 1934 (USA)
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Before Ruth Vincent, daughter of a state governor, and state attorney general Robert Sheldon can announce their marriage, the governor is accused of bribe-taking. To avoid the appearance of... See full summary »

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Ruth Vincent
Warren William ...
Robert Sheldon
Glenda Farrell ...
Hazel Normandie
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Willis Martin
Arthur Byron ...
Governor W.H. Vincent
Henry O'Neill ...
Jim Lansdale
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Breeden (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Arthur Aylesworth ...
Lt. Tom Nigard
Willard Robertson ...
Representative Grosvenor
William B. Davidson ...
Representative McPherson (as William Davidson)
Russell Hicks ...
John F. Holdstock
Vince Barnett ...
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Before Ruth Vincent, daughter of a state governor, and state attorney general Robert Sheldon can announce their marriage, the governor is accused of bribe-taking. To avoid the appearance of conflict of interest, they decide to keep their marriage secret. The political intrigue becomes more involved, and no one is quite what they seem. Soon Sheldon and Ruth must decide between saving the governor's career and an innocent person's life. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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22 December 1934 (USA)  »

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very much a routine effort
8 February 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Barbara Stanwyck (the governor's daughter) and Warren (the District Attorney) get married when the film begins. But before they can spring it on her father, a bribery scandal unfolds and the two lovers decide to investigate--withholding key evidence and allowing an innocent woman to almost be convicted of murder along the way!

While this little film stars Barbara Stanwyck and Warren William (both stars at the time), this film seems like it was beneath their status at the studio. Considering their box office power, this film seemed amazingly ordinary and could have easily been made as a B-movie. Much of the problem with the plot isn't just the ordinariness but also how utterly hard to believe it all was. However, if you turn off your brain and simply see it on a very superficial level, it's worth seeing as a time-passer but not much more.


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