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Expensive Women (1931)

Expensive Women is a 1931 Pre-Code talking film drama directed by silent film veteran Hobart Henley and stars Dolores Costello. It was Costello's final film as a leading lady and star for ... See full summary »

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Hobart Henley

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Wilson Collison (by), Harvey F. Thew (adaptation) (as Harvey Thew) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dolores Costello ... Connie Newton
H.B. Warner ... Melville Raymond
Warren William ... Neil Hartley
Anthony Bushell ... Arthur Raymond
Polly Walters ... Molly Lane
Joe Donahue ... Bobby Brandon
George Irving ... Melville's Party Guest
Billy House ... George Allison (as William House)
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Expensive Women is a 1931 Pre-Code talking film drama directed by silent film veteran Hobart Henley and stars Dolores Costello. It was Costello's final film as a leading lady and star for Warners, which she had been since 1925. She retired to be the wife of John Barrymore and to raise their family. Costello would return to films five years later after a long hiatus and the end of her marriage to Barrymore, but never regained the luster she enjoyed as a WB star. Many contemporary critics commented that this one had been an unfortunate choice for her return to the screen after a two years absence.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gyilkosság történt See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Final starring role of Dolores Costello at Warner Bros. where she had been a leading lady since 1926. Married to John Barrymore, she left the business to care for their two children and would not return to films, in lesser roles, until Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936). See more »

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Third-rate
24 July 2018 | by gridoon2019See all my reviews

A wet blanket of a romance between Dolores Costello (who lacks screen magnetism) and Anthony Bushell (who is unbelievably bland and wooden). The most interesting person / actor in the film, Warren William, appears only in the first 20 minutes and then in the very last scene! Hard to recommend this movie to anyone, despite some nice outdoor scenes. *1/2 out of 4.


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