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Sin Takes a Holiday (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 10 November 1930 (USA)
Dowdy Sylvia accepts her boss' marriage proposal, even though he only asked her to avoid marriage to another woman. As a wealthy wife, Sylvia changes from ugly duckling to uninhibited swan ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul L. Stein

Writers:

Horace Jackson (screen play), Robert Milton (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Constance Bennett ... Sylvia Brenner
Kenneth MacKenna ... Gaylord Stanton
Basil Rathbone ... Reggie Durant
Rita La Roy ... Grace Lawrence
Louis John Bartels ... Richards
John Roche ... Sheridan
Zasu Pitts ... Annie
Kendall Lee Kendall Lee ... Miss Munson
Muriel Finley Muriel Finley ... Ruth (as Murrel Finley)
Judith Wood ... Mrs. Graham (as Helen Johnson)
Fred Walton Fred Walton ... Martin - Stanton's Butler
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Dowdy Sylvia accepts her boss' marriage proposal, even though he only asked her to avoid marriage to another woman. As a wealthy wife, Sylvia changes from ugly duckling to uninhibited swan and even contemplates having an affair with a man she meets during a trip to Paris. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casada e Sem Marido See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Pathé Exchange See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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The print shown on Turner Classic Movies opens with a 1950's RKO Radio Pictures logo, an anachronism because this is a Pathé production, made before the RKO-Pathé merger, but ultimately released to television in the 1950's by C&C Television Corporation in their original RKO feature film package. See more »

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23 August 2005 | by gfc19552000See all my reviews

Today, I discovered Basil Rathbone. Yes, I know he's been around, I'm familiar with the Sherlock Holmes series...but, today I saw him in a new light thanks to TCM and 24 hours of his films. His elegance, dark beauty and subtle sexuality struck a chord in me today. Sin Takes A Holiday is a delightful film. Categorized as a drama, in the beginning we are led to believe it will be light and airy, however, as we are drawn to the characters, such as Constance Bennett's seemingly light facade and Kenneth MacKenna's and Rathbonne's dawning realizations...the underlying moral dilemma of the situation awakens a timeless knowledge in all of us.


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