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East Side, West Side (1949)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 21 July 1950 (Australia)
A vain businessman puts strains on his happy marriage to a rich, beautiful socialite by allowing himself be be seduced by a former girlfriend.

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers:

Isobel Lennart (screenplay), Marcia Davenport (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Stanwyck ... Jessie Bourne
James Mason ... Brandon Bourne
Van Heflin ... Mark Dwyer
Ava Gardner ... Isabel Lorrison
Cyd Charisse ... Rosa Senta
Nancy Reagan ... Helen Lee (as Nancy Davis)
Gale Sondergaard ... Nora Kernan
William Conrad ... Police Lt. Jake Jacobi
Raymond Greenleaf ... Horace Elcott Howland
Douglas Kennedy ... Alec Dawning
Beverly Michaels ... Felice Backett
William Frawley ... Bill the Bartender
Lisa Golm ... Josephine - Maid
Tom Powers ... Owen Lee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jane Howard Jane Howard ... Model
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Storyline

Brandon and Jessie Bourne have a long, apparently happy marriage. Several years earlier Brandon had had an affair with a younger woman, Isabel Lorrison, who's now returned to New York intending to re-kindle the relationship. Meanwhile, Jessie is attracted to Mark Dwyer, a former policeman-turned-writer just arrived from a secret mission in Italy. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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I was married to a man other women pursued!

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1950 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Verlorenes Spiel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,754,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,518,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,540,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to contemporary articles in the film press, Greer Garson, Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert were considered for the leads in this picture. See more »

Goofs

When Isabel takes Brandon back to her apartment after unexpectedly popping into his office, one can hear her putting ice into glasses as she fixes drinks. But subsequently no ice is seen in either of their glasses. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jessie Bourne: Yes, this is my town. It's not new to you. You're read books about it. You've seen it in movies. People are always talking about New York. It's the most exciting city in the world, they say. The most glamorous, the most frightening and, above all, the fastest. You hear a great deal about the tempo of this city, it's speed, it's pace, it's driving heartbeat. Perhaps, it's true - for visitors. But, I was born here. I live here. And the only pace I know is the pace of my own life. The...
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Connections

References The Seventh Victim (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Moon
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Played at Lee party
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Any side of the town is good, for revenge.
27 October 1999 | by sobronx-4See all my reviews

Mervyn LeRoy does it again. Exquisite cast, superb production >and tight story line make this a must see. Several persons in >this saga want revenge, but you'll have to see how it shakes out >to see just who gets whom. Barbara Stanwyck and Van Heflin are >united on screen once again (The Strange Loves of Martha Ivers) >with an unbelieveable supporting cast. Gale Sondergaard, Ava >Gardner, Cyd Charisse and Nancy Davis make up the bevy of head- >liners and head-turners in a film about love, lust and morality. >See how James Mason figures in with a great ending where some- >one makes a point and leaves no doubt what it's all about.


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