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Stolen Heaven (1931)

Engineering a $20,000 robbery, Mary and Joe draw up a pact to spend all the money foolishly and then commit suicide.

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... Mary
... Joe Bartlett
... Steve Perry
... Detective Morgan
Joan Carr ... Mrs. Woodbridge-Wood
G. Albert Smith ... Harvey
... Dorothea
... Police Commissioner
... Henry - Steve's Butler
Edward Ryan ... Child on Beach (as Eddie Ryan)
Margaret McNamara ... Child on Beach
Tom Carter ... Traffic Controller
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Engineering a $20,000 robbery, Mary and Joe draw up a pact to spend all the money foolishly and then commit suicide.

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21 February 1931 (USA)  »

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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. See more »

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Money Changes Everything
13 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

Rain dampening business, streetwalking Nancy Carroll (as Mary) heads up to her New York apartment with what she believes is a handsome young drunk. Instead, Phillips Holmes (as Joe Bartlett) turns out to be a thief with a head wound. Correctly sensing Holmes is a soul-mate, Ms. Carroll covers for him when police search the apartment building. Agreeing they both have no real future, the pair decide to spend the $20,000 he has stolen, then commit suicide. They go to Palm Beach for their last hurrahs…

There, love complicates matters…

"Stolen Heaven" scores points for re-teaming Carroll and Holmes, so promising in "The Devil's Holiday (1930), and a good opening. But, it's downhill from there. As the madcap couple frolic in Florida, you begin to see some serious strains in the script. Co-stars Carroll and Holmes often appear directionless and/or under-rehearsed… but blocked. The script, obviously not written for its stars, needed a revision. And, don't expect any reason on Earth for its main characters to be named "Mary" and "Joseph".

***** Stolen Heaven (2/21/31) George Abbott ~ Nancy Carroll, Phillips Holmes, Louis Calhern, Edward Keane


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