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My Sin (1931)

Passed | | Drama | 3 October 1931 (USA)
Acquitted of murder charges, Carlotta moves to New York to start a new life.

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George Abbott

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Owen Davis (screenplay), Adelaide Heilbron (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tallulah Bankhead ... Carlotta / Ann Trevor
Fredric March ... Dick Grady
Harry Davenport ... Roger Metcalf
Scott Kolk ... Larry Gordon
Anne Sutherland Anne Sutherland ... Mrs. Gordon
Margaret Adams ... Paula Osgood (Paula Marsden per credits)
Jay Fassett Jay Fassett ... James Bradford
Lily Cahill Lily Cahill ... Helen Grace
Joseph Calleia ... Juan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Blore ... Barfly
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Storyline

In Panama, notorious nightclub hostess Carlotta kills a man in self-defense and is arrested for murder. Defending her at her trial is Dick Grady, a lawyer who has wasted his talent on alcohol. When he proves Carlotta's innocence, however, he regains respect and employment. Dick goes to Carlotta's apartment to thank her, and arrives just in time to keep her from committing suicide. He agrees that while the persona of Carlotta must die, the woman inside must go on and start anew. Loaning her his advance money, Carlotta and Dick create a new identity for her as "Ann Trevor," and she moves to New York. Through various letters and repayment checks, Dick learns that Carlotta is happy and successful and falls in love with her. He relocates to New York, where Carlotta is employed as an interior decorator and is engaged to wealthy Larry Gordon. Carlotta is happy to see Dick again, but is dismayed to learn that he is in love with her. Dick believes she is deceiving Larry because she does not ... Written by denzoid

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One thrill after another in an amazing drama of the regeneration of two human derelicts...a woman, crushed by bitter circumstances...a man, demoralized by wild living! (Print Ad- New York Sun, ((New York NY)) 11 September 1931)

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meu Pecado See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.20 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. In Philadelphia, its television premiere took place on the Late, Late Show Monday evening 22 June 1959, on WCAU (Channel 10). See more »

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Written by Nilo Meléndez and Adolfo Utrera
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Cute romantic drama
17 July 2018 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

Tallulah Bankhead and Fredric March get second chances in the drama My Sin. He's an alcoholic lawyer and she's a loose nightclub singer. When she gets arrested for murder, no one will defend her except Freddie, since his career can sink no lower. Then, when she's acquitted, they both vow to make fresh starts-she moves away and even takes a new name!

Tallulah Bankhead is a lovely, sultry actress, who preferred the stage to the screen. If you're lucky enough to find one of the few movies she made, you're in for a real treat. If you like Barbara Stanwyck, you'll like Tallu; they're both tough yet very emotional. She carries the spirit of this movie on her shoulders, and she effortlessly shifts from tough to confident to classy to romantic. She and Freddie make a darling pair, even when they're just leaning on each other in friendship, and this movie will probably make you wish they made more movies together! I liked this cute drama, and it's pretty short so you can pair it with another old flick for a double feature!


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