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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) | 1 more credit »
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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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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

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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 first of two films with this title Joan Crawford appeared in. The second was the 1947 film Possessed (1947), for which she received an Oscar nomination. This makes Crawford the only star to appear in two completely different films with identical titles. See more »

Quotes

Marian Martin, aka Mrs. Moreland: Regret? I left school when I was only 12... never learned how to spell "regret."
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Featured in MGM: When the Lion Roars: The Lion's Roar (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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Don't confuse this with the 1947 Joan Crawford movie!
17 November 1998 | by Pat-54See all my reviews

Joan Crawford made two films, both with the title; "Possessed." This is the 1931 version (the other was made in 1947) and the two stories are nothing alike. Clark Gable is in this one, and it's a delight to see the two superstars together. (Supposedly, they were having a torrid affair at the time this was filmed).


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