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Stronger Than Desire (1939)

Passed | | Drama | 30 June 1939 (USA)
Wealthy socialite Elizabeth Flagg is courted by persistent Michael McLain, despite her protests that she is a married woman. McLain is just charming enough to attract Elizabeth into a ... See full summary »

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Tyler Flagg
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Michael McLain
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Eva McLain
Ilka Chase ...
Jo Brennan
Rita Johnson ...
Barbara Winter
Richard Lane ...
Jerry Brody
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Susan Flagg (as Ann Todd)
Paul Stanton ...
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Ferike Boros ...
Mrs. D'Amoro
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Wealthy socialite Elizabeth Flagg is courted by persistent Michael McLain, despite her protests that she is a married woman. McLain is just charming enough to attract Elizabeth into a series of harmless dalliances. But when he tries to extort money from her, they quarrel violently and she shoots at him with his own gun. McLain's wife Eva is arrested for his murder. With strong circumstantial evidence against her, Eva seems sure to be convicted... until the guilt-ridden Elizabeth persuades her own husband, defense attorney Tyler Flagg, to take the woman's case. He does so, but without knowing of his wife's involvement. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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WHY NOT A HARMLESS FLIRTATION! But see what happened to a woman who just once...but once too often! (original 2x9 newspaper ad) See more »

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30 June 1939 (USA)  »

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Acuso Minha Mulher  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

Buddy Messinger is listed in studio records as a Bellhop in this movie, but he's not seen. See more »

Goofs

When McLain goes to look up Flagg's number in the phone book, entries in the column on the right are out of alphabetical order and are repeated two or three times. See more »

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Version of Evelyn Prentice (1934) See more »

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Three Blind Mice
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Traditional children's nursery song
Played on piano by Ann E. Todd and sung by her and Walter Pidgeon
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good remake starring Walter Pidgeon as an attorney
5 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This B-remake of Evelyn Prentice stars Walter Pidgeon as an expensive defense lawyer who defends a woman for murder, not realizing that his own wife is involved in the case. Virginia Bruce plays Pigeon's wife, Ann Dvorak the pro bono client.

Although Stronger than Desire is a B film, it is a solid one. Pidgeon is marvelous as an attorney unsuccessfully trying to juggle home and a busy career, and Bruce is lovely as the wife with something to hide.

Rita Johnson has a fun supporting role as a defendant who is acquitted with Pidgeon's help and then wants to thank him - personally, and Ilka Chase is a family friend. A good viewing experience.


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