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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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What a pair - the screen's favorite beauty and its handsome idol - together See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Edgar Selwyn's play, "The Mirage", opened in New York on 30 September 1920. See more »

Quotes

Travers: Careful, Mark, she's only after our money.
Mark Whitney: Are you?
Marian Martin, aka Mrs. Moreland: ...Yes.
Mark Whitney: Honest, aren't you?
Mark Whitney: You wouldn't want me to lie to you, wouldn't you?
Mark Whitney: That's almost the only thing I could never forgive you.
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Connections

Featured in MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Annie Rooney
(1890) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Michael Nolan
Sung a cappella by Wallace Ford on the carousel
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Great Except for Ending!
22 March 2007 | by rensamuelsSee all my reviews

I love this film and watch it a lot. The ending is a bit sappy, and generally I turn it off after Joan tells Clark that she's not really in love with him. It's funny how many writers say they like it because of the "feminist" issues. Isn't it enough that the acting is good, the comedy is sophisticated and Joan sings a wonderful song in German, French and English? (The writer who said Bing Crosby did it better is just silly; how can one compare the two singers?) Are movies more valuable because they're about "important" themes? Is all the literature we've treasured over the centuries great because of anything other than it reflects the realities of love and life and death?


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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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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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