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Possessed (1931)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 21 November 1931 (USA)
An ambitious factory girl meets a handsome, wealthy lawyer, but he's interested in her as a mistress, not a wife.

Director:

Clarence Brown (uncredited)

Writers:

Edgar Selwyn (play), Lenore J. Coffee (adaptation) (as Lenore Coffee)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Crawford ... Marian Martin
Clark Gable ... Mark Whitney
Wallace Ford ... Al Manning
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ... Wally Stuart (as Skeets Gallagher)
Frank Conroy ... Horace Travers
Marjorie White ... Vernice LaVerne
John Miljan ... John Driscoll
Clara Blandick ... Mother Martin
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Storyline

Marion is a factory worker who hopes to trade the assembly line, for a beautiful penthouse apartment. Mark Whitney, a wealthy and influential lawyer can make her dreams come true, but there is only one problem, he will give her everything but a marriage proposal. Will this affair ever lead to marriage? Written by Kelly

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Taglines:

The Story of a Girl who wouldn't be a "turnip in the dirt." (Print ad- Katoomba Daily, (Katoomba, NSW)) 5 March 1932) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

21 November 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mirage See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The short films Trader Hound (1931) and I Love a Lassie (1931) played before this film in some theaters during its original theatrical run. See more »

Quotes

Mark Whitney: Men who can be bought and sold have no claim on Mark Whitney.
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Soundtracks

How Long Will It Last?
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph Meyer
Lyrics by Max Lief
Sung by Joan Crawford in French, German and English
Played as part of the score throughout
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Joan Crawford sings!!!
22 August 2011 | by diana-2See all my reviews

Has anyone really noticed that Joan Crawford sings in this movie??? And she's really pretty good! I have to admit that I like Joan Crawford movies...even the bad ones. But to see her sing!!! You have to hand it to her, she really did work very hard to make herself into Joan Crawford... And she sings in English, French AND German!!! Quite a nice little movie here.... Clark Gable is gorgeous and luscious of course, and there are a bunch of supporting players who really became quite famous back then.

I love old movies!! A good story with interesting characters and beautiful mise-en-scene.

Try it! You'll like it! And it's worth it just to see Joan Crawford sing!


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