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Stranded (1935)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 29 June 1935 (USA)
Stranded is a 1935 American drama film starring Kay Francis, George Brent and Patricia Ellis. It was directed by Frank Borzage.

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Lynn Palmer
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Mack Hale
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Velma Tuthill
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John Wesley
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Stanislaus Janauschek
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Sharkey
Joseph Crehan ...
Johnny Quinn
William Harrigan ...
Updyke
Henry O'Neill ...
Mr. Tuthill
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James 'Jimmy' Rivers
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Mike Gibbons
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Tim Powers
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Mary Rand
Ann Shoemaker ...
Mrs. Tuthill
Gavin Gordon ...
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Stranded is a 1935 American drama film starring Kay Francis, George Brent and Patricia Ellis. It was directed by Frank Borzage.

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Lynn Palmer says that she might go to The Mallard bar which is still a popular bar in the Bay Area. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Mack Hale: ...There's no reason why you should forgive what I've said and done, but I want you - on any terms you say.
Lynn Palmer: Aw, darling don't. Don't be humble; you'll break my heart if you're ever humble. Never lose your arrogance - that's the you I love.
[they kiss; fade out]
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About a Quarter to Nine
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Music by Harry Warren
Played as dance music at the St. Regis hotel
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Building Bridges
25 August 2012 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

In San Francisco, attractive travelers' aid Kay Francis (as Lynn Palmer) meets superintendent George Brent (as Mack Hale), nine years after he gave her a "first kiss" (she claims she was 15 years old). The two are mutually attracted, although Ms. Frances is dating handsome Donald Woods (as John Wesley) and her new roommate Patricia Ellis (as Velma Tuthill) gives Mr. Brent those "come hither" looks. Brent is overseeing the city's new "Golden Gate Bridge" project, which is threatened by crooked Barton MacLane (as Sharkey) and his gang. The racketeers mean danger for Francis, her new relationship, and the Golden Gate Bridge...

Screenplay writer Delmer Daves' adaptation features a good setting, nicely unfolded by director Frank Borzage and the crew at Warner Bros. We begin with an innocent little girl traveling alone, who offers to share her Hershey's chocolate bar with a Black man and is kissed by another complete stranger. This falsely idealized and glamorized world prevails, but we see interesting contrasts develop and heavier themes explored, involving immigrants and alcohol. The usually glamorized gangsters take a back seat to the parallel concerns of industry and big business represented by Brent, coupled with charity and workers' rights represented by Francis...

The worlds are connected by unemployed young Frankie Darro (as James "Jimmy" Rivers), who probably should have been included in the opening pictorial credits, considering his role. Alas, the film wraps everything up too quickly.

****** Stranded (6/19/35) Frank Borzage ~ Kay Francis, George Brent, Patricia Ellis. Frankie Darro


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