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Manslaughter (1930)

A spoiled young rich girl is sent to prison for accidentally running down a pedestrian. There she learns about a life and people she had never even imagined existed before. Upon her release... See full summary »

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... Lydia Thorne
... Dan O'Bannon
... Miss Bennett
... Eleanor Bellington
... J.P. Albee, Attorney
... Louise Evans
... John Drummond
... Bobby (as Gaylord Pendleton)
... Peters
... Piers
... Morson
Irving Mitchell ... Foster
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A spoiled young rich girl is sent to prison for accidentally running down a pedestrian. There she learns about a life and people she had never even imagined existed before. Upon her release, she realizes that she is in love wiht the District Attorney who reluctantly prosecuted her case, a man who was in love with her but who she had previously scorned. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Demanding Everything-giving nothing! Until the Law demands the best ten years of her life- she must pay for one reckless crime! -Sent to Prison by the man she loves, who loves her too! - Can sex, Wealth, Beauty, Social Position Save Her? (Print ad- New Zealand Herald ((Wellington)) 6 December 1930)

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Romance | Drama

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23 July 1930 (USA)  »

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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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When Colbert drives off after being stopped by the traffic cop, we can hear the car's brakes squeal the moment it's out of camera range. See more »

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Remake of Manslaughter (1922) See more »

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on the boring side of average
4 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

Lydia (Claudette Colbert) is wealthy and selfish. She has no time for others as is illustrated when her maid Evans (Hilda Vaughn) is sent to prison for theft. Lydia's evidence could prevent Evans from going to jail but she forgets to turn up. She meets with O'Bannon (Fredric March), a lawyer who is committed to equal rights for rich and poor and although they fall in love, his principles do not sit comfortably with her behaviour. After a car accident in which a policeman dies, he takes the case for prosecution against her and she is sent to prison. How does she cope and what will O'Bannon do next?....

The film is OK to begin with but every scene is just a little too long and so the film starts to drag. The cast are good but the story could have been told at a better pace and with a little more excitement. The way the film resolves itself is rather sudden and convenient for all involved.


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