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Cabaret performer Ivy Stevens in an affair with a low-rent traveling salesman is dumped in a 'Dear Jane' letter and finds solace in joining the Salvation Army.

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Ivy Stevens
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Howard 'Howdy' Palmer
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Carl Loomis
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Ruby
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Cass Wheeler
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Mike
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Fred Geer
Gertrude Short ...
Edna
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Joe
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Humpty
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Tink
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Tony (uncredited)
Jack Baxley ...
Waiter (uncredited)
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Salvation Army Woman (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ...
Poker-Playing Salesman (uncredited)
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Poker-Playing Salesman (uncredited)
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Betty (uncredited)
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Estelle Seldon (photo in newspaper) (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ...
Poker-Playing Salesman (uncredited)
Henry Roquemore ...
Man Boarding Train (uncredited)
Suzanne Wood ...
Dowager (uncredited)

Directed by

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Harry Beaumont

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Kenyon Nicholson ... (play "Torch Song")
 
Bess Meredyth ... (continuity)
 
Edith Fitzgerald ... (additional dialogue)
 
Martin Flavin ... (dialogue) (uncredited)

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Charles Rosher
George Gordon Nogle ... (uncredited)

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George Hively

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Cedric Gibbons

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Adrian ... (gowns)

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William Ryan ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Douglas Shearer ... recording director
Charles E. Wallace ... sound (uncredited)

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George Hommel ... still photographer (uncredited)
Harry Marble ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Roy Noble ... assistant camera (uncredited)

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Mosconi ... dance arranger
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Plot Summary

Cafe entertainer Ivy Stevens falls for sleazy salesman Howard Palmer and jumps from a bridge when he dumps her. Saved by Salvation Army officer Carl, Ivy reforms and joins the Army. When she runs into Palmer she falls for him all over again. Carl beats up Palmer and gives a speech to Ivy which induces her to return to the Army and to Carl. Written by Ed Stephan

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Also Known As
  • The Torch Song (United States)
  • Complete Surrender (United States)
  • La pécheresse (France)
  • Salvada (Spain)
  • Pecadores Alegres (Portugal)
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  • 72 min
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Budget $338,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Most of the film was shot with Johnny Mack Brown in the role of Carl when it was decided to drop this footage and reshoot it with Clark Gable. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Fast Workers (1933). See more »
Soundtracks (What Can I Do?) I Love That Man See more »
Quotes Howard 'Howdy' Palmer: [annoyed and impatiently waiting to get by a kissing Ivy and Howdy] Well, anytime you get through.
Ivy 'Bunny' Stevens: Mister, we never get through.
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