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The Secret Bride (1934)

Approved | | Drama | 22 December 1934 (USA)
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
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Robert Sheldon
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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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Referenced in Things You Never See on the Screen (1935) See more »

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Poor Little Doll
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Written by Lew Pollack, Herman Pincus and Billy Barry
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Cast makes it Worthwhile
25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Secret Bride, The (1934)

*** (out of 4)

The governor's daughter (Barbara Stanwyck) secretly weds the D.A. (Warren William) but hours after the wedding he receives information that the governor has been taking bribes for paroles. This is your typical, fast paced drama from Warner that has a decent story but works mainly to the star power. William was born to play these types of roles and he steals the film delivering a very strong performance. William has such a calm, cool and collective way to deliver these types of performances and most of them are always worth watching. Stanwyck is also very good, although she delivers a few truly campy moments including one scene where she gets upset and punches a table. You'll know the scene when it happens. The two of them work well together and really carry the story which isn't the strongest in the world but it makes for a fun 64-minutes.


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