6.1/10
415
15 user 3 critic

Consolation Marriage (1931)

Passed | | Drama | 21 November 1931 (USA)
In prohibition-era Manhattan, shopkeeper Mary Brown loses Aubrey, her childhood sweetheart, when he marries a rich woman. Reporter Steve "Rollo" Porter has lost -his- childhood sweetheart, ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Sloane

Writers:

Bill Cunningham (by), Humphrey Pearson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Irene Dunne ... Mary Brown Porter
Pat O'Brien ... Steve Porter
John Halliday ... Jeff Hunter
Myrna Loy ... Elaine Brandon
Lester Vail ... Aubrey
Matt Moore ... The Colonel
Edit

Storyline

In prohibition-era Manhattan, shopkeeper Mary Brown loses Aubrey, her childhood sweetheart, when he marries a rich woman. Reporter Steve "Rollo" Porter has lost -his- childhood sweetheart, Elaine, who has also married another. Mary and Steve become friends, and make a marriage of convenience, based on a shared sense of whimsical humor as well as their mutual losses. When their old loves re-enter their lives a few years later, Mary and Steve must decide what is really important to them. Written by Molly Malloy

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Jilted Once- She was Too Wise to Fall in Love Again. (Print Ad- Silver Creek News, ((Silver Creek NY)) 26 November 1931) See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In August of 1931 entertainment columns reported that Robert Williams had been injured in fall, requiring the recasting of his role in the film; Matt Moore took his place. See more »

Goofs

When Steve returns to the newspaper after being in jail, as he is walking through the newsroom, a shadow of the camera following him falls across a column in the foreground. See more »

Connections

References Millie (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Devotion
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Max Steiner
Lyrics by Myles Connolly
Played on piano and sung by Irene Dunne
Reprised on piano later by Lester Vail
See more »

User Reviews

 
Dunne, O'Brien, Loy All Great in Early Roles
9 April 2019 | by tr-83495See all my reviews

This is a touching comedy/drama for 1931 when they all were feeling the ropes of this new medium.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 15 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Consolation Marriage See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed