6.2/10
318
10 user 3 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A polo player's wife becomes the mystery woman in a Long Island horsy-set murder trial.

Director: Robert Florey
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Gene Raymond, Genevieve Tobin
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Extremely proud, Michael Martin made fashion model Carolyn quit her job, after their marriage. Carolyn quickly, quietly and secretly did get another job, when she realizes Michael cannot successfully make their financial ends meet, alone.

Director: Leigh Jason
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Gene Raymond, Robert Young
Shopworn (1932)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Poor woman and a man from upper class family fall in love, but his mother will go to any lengths to stop their marriage.

Director: Nick Grinde
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Regis Toomey, Zasu Pitts
Forbidden (1932)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In this romance a librarian takes a cruise and falls for an unobtainable man, a district attorney married to a crippled woman.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, Ralph Bellamy
A Lost Lady (1934)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two days before Marian and Ned are to be married, he is killed by the husband of a woman he was seeing on the side. Marian becomes withdrawn and they send her to the Canadian Rockies for ... See full summary »

Directors: Alfred E. Green, Phil Rosen
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Frank Morgan, Ricardo Cortez
Gambling Lady (1934)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Lady Lee, gambler's daughter, plies her trade while pondering the proposal of a social-register suitor.

Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Pat O'Brien
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Texan debutante Valentine Ransome tries to reform a bankrupt playboy.

Director: Alfred Santell
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Herbert Marshall, Glenda Farrell
Red Salute (1935)
Drama | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The rebellious daughter of an army general gets involved with a Communist agitator, mainly to annoy her father. He arranges to have her kidnapped and taken to Mexico--hoping that she will ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Young, Hardie Albright
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

World War I brings tribulations to an American woman married to a German.

Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Otto Kruger, Ralph Bellamy
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Navy Lt. Richard Perry becomes an undercover man out to discover the leaders of a group of well connected men who pull off bank robberies during the McKinley administration (early 20th ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Victor McLaglen
Illicit (1931)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young couple lives together out of wedlock, but they find that they're ahead of their time.

Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, James Rennie, Ricardo Cortez
Annie Oakley (1935)
Biography | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A romanticized biography of the famous sharpshooter.

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Melvyn Douglas
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Ruth Vincent
...
Robert Sheldon
...
Hazel Normandie
...
Willis Martin
...
Governor W.H. Vincent
...
Jim Lansdale
...
Breeden (as Douglas Dumbrille)
...
Lt. Tom Nigard
...
Representative Grosvenor
...
Representative McPherson (as William Davidson)
...
John F. Holdstock
...
Drunk in Diner
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 December 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

His Secret Bride  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Things You Never See on the Screen (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Poor Little Doll
(uncredited)
Written by Lew Pollack, Herman Pincus and Billy Barry
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?