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Damaged Lives (1933)

 -  Drama  -  13 June 1937 (USA)
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An extramarital affair leads to a young couple contracting venereal disease.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Diane Sinclair ...
Joan Bradley
Lyman Williams ...
Donald Bradley Jr.
Harry Myers ...
Nat Franklin
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Laura Hall
Jason Robards Sr. ...
Dr. Bill Hall (as Jason Robards)
Charlotte Merriam ...
Elise Cooper
Murray Kinnell ...
Dr. Vincent Leonard
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Donald Bradley Sr.
Cecilia Parker ...
Rosie
Almeda Fowler ...
Mrs. Bradley
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An extramarital affair leads to a young couple contracting venereal disease.

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13 June 1937 (USA)  »

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Dark Waters  »

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$10,000 (estimated)

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$1,800,000 (USA)
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Although the film's credits say it was produced and released by Weldon Pictures, it was actually filmed and distributed by Columbia. Weldon Pictures was a dummy company set up by Columbia, which didn't want to be associated with the film's topic, syphilis. Producer Nat Cohn was the brother of Columbia's head, Harry Cohn. See more »

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8 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Damaged Lives (1933)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

A year before directing the first team up between Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi in The Black Cat, director Edgar G. Ulmer made this cheapie warning film. A man goes out and sleeps with a city girl, goes back home and marries his sweetheart but soon learns the city girl had syphilis. This isn't as silly as most of these warning films but the over-dramatic nature still doesn't work. The film drags on even though it lasts just over an hour. When it comes to these warning films I think the more camp the better and this one here is just too straight to keep it entertaining.


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