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Devotion (1931)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 25 September 1931 (USA)
The poor, downtrodden (beautiful, of course) "dutiful" daughter in a London society family falls for a barrister, disguises herself, and takes a job as governess to his son. Adapted from ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Milton

Writers:

Pamela Wynne (from the novel "A Little Flat in the Temple" by), Horace Jackson (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann Harding ... Shirley Mortimer aka Mrs. Halifax
Leslie Howard ... David Trent
Robert Williams ... Norman Harrington
O.P. Heggie ... Mr. Emmet Mortimer
Louise Closser Hale ... Mrs.Emmet Mortimer
Dudley Digges ... Sergeant Herbert Coggins
Alison Skipworth ... Mrs.Matilda Coggins
Doris Lloyd ... Pansy
Olive Tell ... Mrs. Trent
Ruth Weston ... Margaret Mortimer
Joan Carr Joan Carr ... Marjory Fielding
Douglas Scott ... Derek Trent
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Storyline

The poor, downtrodden (beautiful, of course) "dutiful" daughter in a London society family falls for a barrister, disguises herself, and takes a job as governess to his son. Adapted from the novel, "A Little Flat in the Temple" Written by Kathy Li

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alias Mrs. Halifax See more »

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Budget:

$394,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Pathé Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Williams also appeared in Platinum Blonde the same year as Devotion, and passed away unexpectedly a few days after its release. See more »

Quotes

Shirley: Yes, please. Milk, milk. And two lumps of camphor... i mean sugar.
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Soundtracks

Londonderry Air
(uncredited)
Music attributed to Rory Dall O'Cahan
In the score during the opening credits and at the end
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Suffering, Suffering

No one suffers more in movie after movie than Ann Harding. The suffering is gloriously acute, intense and wonderfully relentless.


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