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The Right to Love (1930)

A woman becomes estranged from her daughter when the girl learns that she is illegitimate.

Director:

Richard Wallace

Writers:

Zoe Akins, Susan Glaspell (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Ruth Chatterton ... Brooks Evans / Naomi Kellogg
Paul Lukas ... Eric
David Manners ... Joe Copeland
Irving Pichel ... Caleb Evans
Louise Mackintosh ... Mrs. Copeland
Oscar Apfel ... William Kellogg
Veda Buckland Veda Buckland ... Mrs. Kellogg
Robert Parrish Robert Parrish ... Willie
Lillian West Lillian West ... Martha
Edna West Edna West ... Mrs. Waite
Ruth Lyons Ruth Lyons ... Alice
George Baxter ... Tony
William Stack William Stack ... Dr. Fowler
George C. Pearce ... Dr. Scudder (as George Pearce)
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Storyline

A woman becomes estranged from her daughter when the girl learns that she is illegitimate.

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Taglines:

Why is she, of all the world of women, denied woman's heritage? (Print Ad-The Guardian, ((Montreal, PQ)) 13 February 1931)

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Direito de Amar See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

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. However, because of legal complications, this particular title was not included in the original television package and may have never been televised. See more »

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The film DOES exist in a complete form.
27 August 2008 | by booknerd1970See all my reviews

This film was recently restored by Universal utilizing the original camera negative in combination with the UCLA archive print. The picture is complete and even had the sound restored! Hopefully, the film will be released on DVD and include some before and after restoration footage as a bonus feature. I was lucky enough to attend a screening at Universal, a very impressive restoration job.

Unfortunately, IMDb posters often assume that if a film isn't available on DVD or VHS and never shows up on TV, that it is a lost film. The fact of the matter is that film restoration is an expensive, time consuming process and many older films simply aren't commercially viable. In a perfect world, all films would be properly preserved and available for screening but in reality, all the studios are in business to make a profit. That being typed, "Right To Love" would be perfect for a pre-code box set, hopefully Universal is planning one.


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