Jerry and Ted are young, in love, and part of the New York 'in-crowd'. Jerry's decision to marry Ted crushes a yearning Paul. Distraught Paul gets drunk and wrecks his car, disfiguring young Dorothy's face in the process. Out of pity, Paul marries Dorothy. Years later, the apparent perfect marriage of Ted and Jerry falls apart from infidelity on both sides. Inwardly unhappy, popular Jerry lives a party life while Ted sinks into a life of alcoholism. Jerry then runs into Paul, who still loves her. After spending time together with Jerry, Paul plans to divorce Dorothy. When Jerry sees Dorothy again, she has second thoughts about where her life is heading.Written by
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This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in New Haven CT Monday 19 August 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), followed by Memphis Thursday 22 August 1957 on WHBQ (Channel 13); it first aired in Norfolk VA 29 November 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Portland OR 6 January 1958 on KGW (Channel 8), in both Philadelphia and in Honolulu 16 February 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6) and on KHVH (Channel 13), in Indianapolis 21 May 1958 on WLW-I (Channel 13), in Baltimore 6 June 1958 on WJZ (Channel 13), in Portland ME 29 June 1958 on WMTW (Channel 8), in Greenville SC 18 July 1958 on WFBC (Channel 4), in Windsor ON (serving Detroit) 23 July 1958 on CKLW (Channel 9), in Kalamazoo 26 July 1958 on WKZO (Channel 3), in Cincinnati 13 August 1958 on WLW-T (Channel 5), in Miami 29 December 1958 on WCKT (Channel 7), and, finally in San Francisco 7 September 1959 on KGO (Channel 7). Although its age and notoriously pre-code point of view caused New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago sponsors to give it their seal of disapproval, it obviously found favor the less predominant markets, and has since become a favorite with an entire new generation on cable TV on Turner Classic Movies where it currently enjoys frequent flyer status. See more »
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This picture redeems Ms. Shearer's supposed reliance on her husband Irving Thalberg's influence to get her and keep her in good roles. She emotes, she sparkles, she holds your attention throughout this picture and brings life to what might have been just another early talkie pot-boiler.
Some of the dialogue and sound are a little clumsy, probably due to lack of technique in the early talkie era. One can almost sense the hidden microphones on the set!
Conrad Nagel is great in this too.
Worth seeing at least once!
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