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Our Blushing Brides (1930)

Passed | | Drama | 19 July 1930 (USA)
Three department store girls--Connie, Franky, and Jerry--share an apartment on West 91st Street in New York City. Each earns little more than 20 dollars per week. Jerry is the sensible one,... See full summary »

Director:

Harry Beaumont (uncredited)

Writers:

Bess Meredyth (dialogue and continuity), John Howard Lawson (dialogue and continuity) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Crawford ... Jerry March
Anita Page ... Connie Blair
Dorothy Sebastian ... Francine (Franky) Daniels
Robert Montgomery ... Tony Jardine
Raymond Hackett ... David Jardine
John Miljan ... Martin W. Sanderson
Hedda Hopper ... Mrs. Russ-Weaver
Albert Conti Albert Conti ... Monsieur Pantoise
Edward Brophy ... Joe Munsey
Robert Emmett O'Connor ... The Detective (as Robert O'Connor)
Martha Sleeper ... Evelyn Woodforth
Gwen Lee ... Dardanelle - a Mannequin
Mary Doran ... Eloise - a Mannequin
Catherine Moylan ... A Mannequin
Norma Drew Norma Drew ... A Mannequin
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Three department store girls--Connie, Franky, and Jerry--share an apartment on West 91st Street in New York City. Each earns little more than 20 dollars per week. Jerry is the sensible one, but the others throw themselves at amoral rich men in an attempt to hook one and better themselves. They end up being hurt and disappointed despite Jerry's attempts to warn them. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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When a Girl Discovers the Man She Loves...Isn't the marrying kind! (original ad) See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anypomones kardies See more »

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Budget:

$337,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The $175 for the lingerie was modeling equates to $2,580 in 2018. See more »

Quotes

Geraldine 'Gerry' March: [indicating a built-in radio] I like that. I think it's very clever.
Tony Jardine: Thank you. I always like a woman who appreciates - and accepts - a man's ideas.
Geraldine 'Gerry' March: With... reservations?
Tony Jardine: Oh, you don't believe in inhibitions, do you?
Geraldine 'Gerry' March: [moving away] When a man begins to talk about inhibitions, it's time to look at the view.
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Connections

Follows Our Modern Maidens (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

None But the Lonely Heart (Nur Wer die Sehnsucht Kennt)
(1880) (uncredited)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played in the score when David leaves Connie
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The third entry in Joan Crawford's "flapper trilogy" of films
3 October 2009 | by calvinnmeSee all my reviews

This was the third film in the Joan Crawford flapper trilogy - (Our Dancing Daughters (1928)/Our Modern Maidens (1929)/Our Blushing Brides (1930)). The first two were silent, the third was a talking picture. This was not Joan Crawford's first talking picture nor her first film with costar Robert Montgomery - both those honors go to 1929's "Untamed".

You can really see the onset of the Great Depression having an effect in this final film of the trilogy. The first two films involve lots of melodrama, but there is also widespread prosperity and a focus on living it up with partying that reflects the excesses of the 1920's. This final film really isn't about living it up at all. It's more about three shop girls just getting by and how the men in the lives of two of them (Anita Page and Dorothy Sebastian) promise the good life but end up raining down tragedy upon them, while the third shop girl, Gerry (Joan Crawford), has her own cynical attitude towards men reinforced by watching the fates of her two friends. That makes the ending seem a little tacked on and even unbelievable to some degree, but it's still a good film.

Unfortunately this film is neither on DVD or VHS. "Our Dancing Daughters" and "Our Modern Maidens" can be found on used VHS copies, but the transfer is pretty blurry. None of the three is on DVD, and considering their place in Joan Crawford's filmography, I find that to be a shame.


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