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Scarlet Pages (1930)

Nora Mason becomes entangled in a family mix-up of murder and scandal that threatens to ruin her career and entire future; Unless the mother she does not know can find a way to save her.



(based on the stage play by), (based on the stage play by) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
... Mary Bancroft
... Nora Mason
... John Remington
... Bob Lawrence
... Mrs. Kennedy
... Jackson (as William Davidson)
... Carlotta (as Jean Bary)
Wilbur Mack ... Mason
... Mrs. Mason
... Barnes
... Miss Hutchinson
... Murphy


Mary Bancroft (Elsie Ferguson), a brilliant defense lawyer who chose a profession over motherhood, is hired to defend Nora Mason (Marian Nixon), whom she has never met, on a murder charge. During the proceedings of the trail, Mary discovers that Nora is her own daughter that she had given up as a baby. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Which Woman Was to Blame?...The mother who forgot her child in a mad dash for fame? Or the daughter who put honor above everything else and defended it with a blazing gun? (original ad) See more »


Action | Crime | Drama | Romance





Release Date:

28 September 1930 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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The play originally opened in New York on 9 Sepember 1929 and had 72 performances. See more »

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A Little Pre-Code Skin Washed With Some Heavy Soap
7 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

Some Heavy Going Weigh this one Down as an Early Courtroom Talkie. There is a Pre-Code Subject (out of wedlock babies) and some Cabaret Skin at the Opening, but the Film Struggles to Maintain Interest and much of it is Stiff and Sulan.

Most of the Intrigue takes place Off Screen, like the Murder and the Fatherly Figure's Sexual Advances and Things are Restrained to Cross Examinations. There is a Late Revelation that Dominates the Third-Act that is not much of a Surprise Considering.

Could be an OK Time-Waster for those Interested in Early Sound Hollywood. The Jazzy Sequined Dance Numbers at the Beginning are Unfortunately the Movie's Only Highlight.

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