MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 170,093 this week

Absolute Quiet (1936)

 -  Drama  -  24 April 1936 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 150 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 2 critic

Businessman Gerald Axton goes to his ranch to rest, having had a near-heart-attack due to business worries. But while there (with his female assistant who makes his heart flutter as much as... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (from the story by)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 01 Apr 2012
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 4656 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 
a list of 4376 titles
created 15 Jan 2013
 
a list of 1691 titles
created 02 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Absolute Quiet" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Absolute Quiet (1936)

Absolute Quiet (1936) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Absolute Quiet.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Attorney Tom Cardigan is the discontented "mouthpiece" for Vanny Powers' mob. When Tom takes sweet June Perry as his mistress, she tries in vain to redeem him. But Powers decides Tom would ... See full summary »

Director: George Archainbaud
Stars: John Barrymore, Helen Twelvetrees, Jill Esmond
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young man asks a hat check girl to pose as his fiancée in order to make his dying father's last moments happy. However, the old man's health takes a turn for the better and now his son ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster
Stars: Deanna Durbin, Charles Laughton, Robert Cummings
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A tough lady gangster learns that she will be totally blind within a week. She seeks help from the one eye surgeon who may be able to save her sight. In the process, he also causes her to ... See full summary »

Director: Felix E. Feist
Stars: Joan Crawford, Dennis Morgan, David Brian
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A radio announcer accidentally kills his wife, then leads an on-air hunt for her killer.

Director: Harry Beaumont
Stars: William Haines, Madge Evans, Anita Page
Emma (1932)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After decades of raising the motherless Smith children, housekeeper Emma Thatcher is faced with resentment when she marries their father.

Director: Clarence Brown
Stars: Marie Dressler, Richard Cromwell, Jean Hersholt
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A discredited diplomat accidentally finds work with a seedy private detective. The diplomat's ethics later bump up against the detective's illegal methods after their new partnership is ... See full synopsis »

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: William Powell, Margaret Lindsay, Ruth Donnelly
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Criminal lawyer Bill Fenwick goes undercover in Nevada to catch gold thieves when the gang kills his brother.

Director: Louis King
Stars: Richard Dix, Margaret Callahan, Erik Rhodes
Unashamed (1932)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Dick will do anything to protect his sister Jean as would her father. But she is in love with sleazy Harry Swift who has his eye on her money. When Harry has her stay with him at a hotel ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont
Stars: Helen Twelvetrees, Robert Young, Lewis Stone
Certificate: Passed Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two people with ties to rich murdered socialite Lowe Hammle die from unusual suicides but Vance suspects hypnosis and foul play.

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: Edmund Lowe, Virginia Bruce, Benita Hume
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Although she comes from an aristocratic family, beautiful Prudence Cathaway defies convention by joining the WAAFs and becoming romantically involved with an AWOL soldier.

Director: Anatole Litvak
Stars: Tyrone Power, Joan Fontaine, Thomas Mitchell
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The research, development, and deployment of the first atomic bomb, as well as the bombing of Hiroshima, are detailed in this docudrama.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Brian Donlevy, Robert Walker, Tom Drake
The Nuisance (1933)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Jack Conway
Stars: Lee Tracy, Madge Evans, Frank Morgan
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
G.A. Axton
Irene Hervey ...
Laura Tait
Raymond Walburn ...
Governor Pruden
...
'Chubby' Rudd
Ann Loring ...
Zelda Tadema
...
Gregory Bengard
Wallace Ford ...
Jack
Bernadene Hayes ...
Judy
Robert Gleckler ...
Jasper Cowdray
Harvey Stephens ...
Barney Tait
J. Carrol Naish ...
Pedro
Matt Moore ...
Pilot
Robert Livingston ...
Co-Pilot
Edit

Storyline

Businessman Gerald Axton goes to his ranch to rest, having had a near-heart-attack due to business worries. But while there (with his female assistant who makes his heart flutter as much as his business worries), a pair of escaped criminals crashes the party, as well as a plane load of passengers who literally crash in. Coincidentally, the plane was carrying the state's governor, whom Axton was at odds with, Axton's ex-paramour and her lover, whom Axton was sending away under false pretenses, and a reporter willing to write up all the sordid details. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 April 1936 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Oscar 'Chubby' Rudd: Two years ago you were so conservative, you buttoned your underwear up the sides; now when you go past, people think it's the fire department out on a picnic!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An interesting cast in a strange little film
17 August 2000 | by (Hollywood CA) – See all my reviews

Absolute Quiet seems a strange side assignment for the director of the Andy Hardy series, George B. Seitz and his sometime cinematographer Lester White. The actors were probably B-movie favorites to moviegoers in the 30s, but aside from Atwill and Stu Erwin most are long forgotten now. Familiar faces everywhere, nonetheless, in this odd little MGM picture with Atwill in the lead, supported by Lewis Hayward in a minor and atypical role. One can almost imagine an A-picture cast instead: if MGM had gotten Bette Davis for the Irene Hervey role and Cagney for Wallace Ford.

Atwill is great as always, one of the most underrated actors of the Golden Era, and Bernadene Hayes steals the film half way through as the Vaudeville hoofer turned gun moll.

I'll bet it was fun to make this one.


13 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
where can I get a copy of Absolute Quiet? rachell-8
Discuss Absolute Quiet (1936) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?