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Passion Flower (1930)

Passed | | Drama | 6 December 1930 (USA)
A bored society woman invites scandal and heartache when she falls in love with her low-born chauffeur.


William C. de Mille (uncredited)


Kathleen Norris (as Kathleen Norris' 'Passion Flower'), Martin Flavin (adaptation) | 2 more credits »


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Complete credited cast:
Kay Francis ... Dulce Morado
Kay Johnson ... Katherine Pringle 'Cassy' Wallace
Charles Bickford ... Dan Wallace
Winter Hall ... Leroy Pringle
Lewis Stone ... Antonio Morado
Zasu Pitts ... Mrs. Harney
Dickie Moore ... Tommy Wallace


A bored society woman invites scandal and heartache when she falls in love with her low-born chauffeur.

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Release Date:

6 December 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flor da Paixão See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

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

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film's first telecast took place in Altoona PA Wednesday 24 April 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), followed by New Haven CT Thursday 30 April 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8); it first aired in Portland OR 18 October 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Columbus 19 November 1957 on WLW-C (Channel 4), in Honolulu 26 November 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Norfolk VA 17 December 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Cincinnati 13 March 1958 on WLW-T (Channel 5), in Salt Lake City 19 March 1958 on KTVT (Channel 4), in Durham NC 21 April 1958 on WTVD (Channel 11), in Indianapolis 8 May 1958 on WLW-I (Channel 13), in Philadelphia 3 Jujly 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), and in San Francisco 10 November 1959 on KGO (Channel 7). Obviously eschewed by big city sponsors because of its age, forgotten players, and severely pre-code theme, these very qualities, along with an interesting title, seemed to endear it to less predominant markets, and today's cable TV viewers still welcome it on Turner Classic Movies. See more »


Dulce Morado: Its easy to tell a cow from the horse. A cow is the one that goes moo.
Dan Wallace: No kidding. I always thought that was a moose.
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A romantic drama
2 May 2013 | by ramawvSee all my reviews

When MGM started casting for this movie, its own stars were on other assignments and hence Kay Frances was borrowed from Paramount studios to play the leading role. This movie is one for the ladies, a typical Kathleen Norris romantic novel scripted to fit into a typical Kay Frances movie. Dulce (Kay Frances) falls in love with Dan Wallace (Charles Bickford), the family chauffeur against her father's wishes. When Dan is about to divorce his wife (played by Kay Johnson), he will receive a letter form his wife and have a change of heart. Hit by the memories of his loving wife and family, he goes home for a happy ending. Dulce is heartbroken under several yards of mink. William De Mille directed this drama with Martin Flavin, Laurence Johnson and Edith Fitzgerald screenplay. Lewis Stone and Zasu Pitts are outstanding in supporting roles

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