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The Right of Way (1931)

TV-G | | Drama, Romance | 7 February 1931 (USA)
Snobbish attorney Charles 'Beauty' Steele loses his wife due to his drinking and his heirs at the same time that his brother-in-law absconds with funds belonging to one of Steele's clients.... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Lloyd (uncredited)

Writers:

Gilbert Parker (based on the novel by) (as Sir Gilbert Parker), Francis Edward Faragoh (screen adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Conrad Nagel ... Charley 'Beauty' Steele
Loretta Young ... Rosalie Evantural
Fred Kohler ... Joseph Portugais
William Janney ... Billy Wantage
Snitz Edwards ... Luis Trudel
George C. Pearce ... The Cure (as George Pearce)
Halliwell Hobbes ... The Siegneur (as Holliwell Hobbes)
Olive Tell ... Kathleen
Brandon Hurst ... Crown Attorney
Yola d'Avril ... Suzette
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Storyline

Snobbish attorney Charles 'Beauty' Steele loses his wife due to his drinking and his heirs at the same time that his brother-in-law absconds with funds belonging to one of Steele's clients. In search of the thief, Steele is attacked and left for dead. He is rescued by a kindly couple, but suffers from amnesia. He starts life afresh and is happy, until the return of his memory sends him back to resolve his old involvements. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1931 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Apparatus)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Vitaphone production reels #4221-4228 and #4138 (trailer) See more »

Goofs

Yola d'Avrils character name onscreen is "Suzette," but she is called only 'Suzanne." See more »

Connections

Remake of The Right of Way (1920) See more »

Soundtracks

Nocturne No. 2 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 9 No.2
(1830-1) (uncredited)
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Played on piano by Olive Tell
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This Early "Talkie" Sounded Too Creaky
27 March 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

I like a lot of the early '30s "pre-code" films but this was just drivel with poor dialog and some poor acting. I only watched it to see Loretta Young, who was a real beauty in her younger days.

The dialog and some of things in here are so dated, so sappy and so overly-melodramatic with the lead character, played by Conrad Nagel, that it's almost laughable. What lawyer interrupts his closing speech to pick up a hankie from a woman in the audience, and then whisper something, kiss her hand and leave the courtroom? The guys nickname is "Beauty," and he sure is that! I wonder if audiences in the early '30s actually took this character and dialog seriously....or were they enamored to have "talkies."

Well, at least Loretta looked super, and sounded like a normal person but how many could people today watch this and stick around long enough to see her? She doesn't appear until almost a half hour, which is almost half the movie!


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