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Kept Husbands (1931)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 22 February 1931 (USA)
Daughter of a wealthy family decides to marry a poor working man.

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Louis Sarecky (by), Forrest Halsey (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dorothy Mackaill ... Dorothea 'Dot' Parker Brunton
Joel McCrea ... Richard 'Dick' Brunton
Ned Sparks ... Hughie Hanready
Mary Carr ... Mrs. Brunton
Clara Kimball Young ... Mrs. Henrietta Post
Robert McWade ... Arthur Parker
Bryant Washburn ... Charlie Bates
Florence Roberts ... Mrs. Henrietta Parker
Freeman Wood Freeman Wood ... Llewllyn Post
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Daughter of a wealthy family decides to marry a poor working man.

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Taglines:

Bought Body and Soul For a Woman's Whim! (Print Ad- Edmonton Journal, ((Edmonton, Alta)) 2 May 1931) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El obrero y la millonaria See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Clara Kimball Young, a major star in the silent era makes her sound film debut in this picture after a six-year absence from the screen. See more »

Quotes

Dorothea 'Dot' Parker Brunton: The minute I saw him, I didn't give two hoots if he gargled his soup in the key of A Minor. That boy was made for me, and what's more, I'm going to have him.
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Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(1842) (uncredited)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played at the wedding
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moralistic melo
24 February 2004 | by goblinhairedguySee all my reviews

Although it's part of the Roan Group's "Pre-code Hollywood - the Risque Years" DVD series, this RKO second feature is bereft of any racy material or dialogue. It's just a simpleminded, routine morality play championing humility and hard work, with the occasional funny line at the expense of the idle rich. The primary benefit is seeing the ever-wry Ned Sparks rather unusually cast as a steelworker, the platitude-spouting "jiminy cricket" of the lead character. When he tests a cigar left behind in a posh business office, he comments "Connecticut wrapper -- asafetida filling". As all Indian food buffs know, asafetida (aka devil's dung) is a foul-smelling resin that must be stored in isolation lest it contaminate other foodstuffs with its rancor. Apparently, in the 30s, it was used as a folk medicine among the lower classes. Never underestimate the educational value of old movies!


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