5.1/10
335
8 user 5 critic

This Modern Age (1931)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 29 August 1931 (USA)
Young American woman reunites with estranged divorcée mother living chic, carefree life in Paris. She falls for Harvard football star on vacation, but his conservative parents disapprove of the demimonde lifestyle of the two expatriates.

Director:

Nick Grinde (as Nicholas Grindé)

Writers:

Mildred Cram (story), Sylvia Thalberg (dialogue continuity) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Today We Live (1933)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

During WWI, two officers, one a pilot and the other in the navy, compete for the same beautiful young woman.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson
Stars: Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper, Robert Young
Sadie McKee (1934)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A working girl's fortunes improve when she marries into money, but happiness is not so easily won.

Director: Clarence Brown
Stars: Joan Crawford, Gene Raymond, Franchot Tone
Possessed (1931)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An ambitious factory girl meets a handsome, wealthy lawyer, but he's interested in her as a mistress, not a wife.

Director: Clarence Brown
Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Wallace Ford
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Kay, a bored society girl from New York, takes a trip to Greece-where she meets, Terry, an archaeologist. Kay flirts with Terry and he falls for Kay. Kay heads back to New York and Terry ... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Joan Crawford, Brian Aherne, Frank Morgan
Certificate: Passed Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman.

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt
Mannequin (1937)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Rags-to-riches Hennessey meets newlyweds Jessie and Eddie from his old neighborhood. Eddie plots to have Jessie divorce him, marry Hennessey, divorce Hennessey, then bring Hennessey's money... See full summary »

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Joan Crawford, Spencer Tracy, Alan Curtis
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After the death of her father and loss of the family fortune, Bonnie gets a job as a cub reporter while her brother becomes involved in bootlegging.

Director: Harry Beaumont
Stars: Joan Crawford, Cliff Edwards, Lester Vail
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A society girl tries to reform her playboy husband by making him jealous.

Directors: Edward H. Griffith, George Cukor
Stars: Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Charles Ruggles
Strange Cargo (1940)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Convicts escaping from Devil's Island come under the influence of a strange Christ-like figure.

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Ian Hunter
Chained (1934)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A mistress of one man has a shipboard romance with another and is torn between both men.

Director: Clarence Brown
Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Otto Kruger
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A runaway bride and an undercover reporter get caught up in political intrigue as they lead a merry chase across Europe and uncover a spy plot.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Count Armalia believes that the luck of birth is all that separates the rich from the poor. To test his theory, he sends Anni, who is a singer in a dive, to a ritzy resort for two weeks. ... See full summary »

Director: Dorothy Arzner
Stars: Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, Robert Young
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Crawford ... Valentine Winters
Pauline Frederick ... Diane Winters
Marjorie Rambeau ... Diane Winters (replaced by Pauline Frederick) (scenes deleted)
Neil Hamilton ... Robert (Bob) Blake Jr.
Monroe Owsley ... Tony Gerard
Hobart Bosworth ... Robert Blake Sr.
Emma Dunn ... Mrs. Robert Blake Sr.
Albert Conti Albert Conti ... André de Graignon
Armand Kaliz ... André de Graignon (replaced by Albert Conti) (scenes deleted)
Adrienne D'Ambricourt ... Marie
Marcelle Corday ... Alyce
Edit

Storyline

Valentine Winters goes to Paris to meet the divorced mother she has never known. She becomes involved with dissipated Tony and when their car rolls over is saved by Harvard football star Bob. When Bob brings his parents to meet her, Tony comes in drunk and Valentine's mother is revealed to have been for five years the mistress of wealthy Andre. Bob's parents leaves in disgust, but love conquers all. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girls Together See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$354,162 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on Mildred Cram's short story "Girls Together" that appeared in the February 1931 issue of COLLEGE HUMOR magazine. See more »

Goofs

When Val removes the bearskin rug from Tony, he is seen lying on his left side. In the next close-up shot of him he's on his right side, and in the following shot he's back on his left. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Frederick shines in fast-paced drama laced with humor
7 November 2003 | by Neal99See all my reviews

There is considerable energy in this Joan Crawford vehicle, and it compares favorably with some of her other films of the period - it is much more engaging than Laughing Sinners, for example. A number of scenes are very short, and the story moves along briskly. Perhaps the biggest surprise is the performance of Pauline Frederick as Crawford's mother - she is believable and touching, and evokes great sympathy as a woman in a difficult situation. The settings, of course, are sumptuous in that art deco MGM style that is so appealing from the distance of more than 70 years. Also noteworthy is that although this is a drama, there is a fair amount of humor throughout. It is not one of the depressing, heavy-going melodramas typical of the period.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed