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Half Marriage (1929)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 13 October 1929 (USA)
A young couple marries in secret. Judy's afraid her parents won't approve of Dick and she'll lose her generous allowance. Her parents bring her home from the city where she's been studying ... See full summary »

Director:

William J. Cowen

Writers:

Jane Murfin (screen play), George Kibbe Turner (original story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Olive Borden ... Judy Paige
Morgan Farley ... Dickie Carroll
Ken Murray ... Charles Turner
Ann Greenway ... Ann Turner
Anderson Lawler ... Tom Stribbling
Sally Blane ... Sally
Hedda Hopper ... Mrs. Page
Richard Tucker ... Mr. Page
Gus Arnheim and His Orchestra Gus Arnheim and His Orchestra ... Gus Arnheim Orchestra
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Storyline

A young couple marries in secret. Judy's afraid her parents won't approve of Dick and she'll lose her generous allowance. Her parents bring her home from the city where she's been studying art and encourage the attentions of Tom, a persistent suitor. Judy and her jealous husband have an argument that leads her back to the city, a drunken, amorous Tom, and tragedy. Written by David Eickemeyer

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The Key to Modern Young Love-Madness (Print Ad- Calgary Daily Herald, ((Calgary, Alta.)) 9 November 1929) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Till hälften gifta See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Dick says he makes $45 per week, but Judy doesn't think that's enough to get married on. That amount would equate to almost $624 per week in 2015. See more »

Quotes

Judy Paige: Dick, please!
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Soundtracks

After the Clouds Roll By
(uncredited)
Music by Oscar Levant
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
Sung by Ann Greenway
Variations played as part of the score
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Too Many Musicals
10 October 2014 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Too many musicals like this killed the market for movie musicals for a few years. This mildly racy effort from the newly assembled RKO has a couple of decent songs with tunes written by Oscar Levant and the beautiful Olive Borden going for it. There's a bit of piquancy added as Olive doesn't tell her folks she is married so she can continue to sponge on them.

There are several issues, mostly related to the sound quality and some of the performances, which seem more suitable to the stage than to the movie screen. Also, this plays like a three-act, three-set play, with only enough exteriors shot to open it up slightly. In short, this is another forgettable film musical from 1929 that will be a pleasant time waster for people like me who enjoy such antiques, but not much more than that.


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