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The Animal Kingdom (1932)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 December 1932 (USA)
Tom Collier has had a great relationship with Daisy, but when he decides to marry, it is not Daisy whom he asks, it is Cecelia. After the marriage, Tom is bored with the social scene and ... See full summary »

Directors:

Edward H. Griffith, George Cukor (uncredited)

Writers:

Horace Jackson (screenplay), Philip Barry (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann Harding ... Daisy Sage
Leslie Howard ... Tom Collier
Myrna Loy ... Cecelia Henry Collier
William Gargan ... 'Red' Regan
Neil Hamilton ... Owen Fiske
Ilka Chase ... Grace
Henry Stephenson ... Mr. Rufus Collier
Leni Stengel ... Franc Schmidt
Don Dillaway ... Joe Fiske
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Storyline

Tom Collier has had a great relationship with Daisy, but when he decides to marry, it is not Daisy whom he asks, it is Cecelia. After the marriage, Tom is bored with the social scene and the obligations of his life. He publishes books that will sell, not books that he wants to write. Even worse, he has his old friend working as a butler and Cecelia wants him fired. When Tom tries to get back together with Daisy to renew the feelings that he once felt, Daisy turns the tables on him and leaves to protect both of them. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Taglines:

He scratched her tender skin and found a savage! (Print Ad- Gazette and Bulletin,((Williamsport, Penna.)) 28 January 1933)

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hombre y mujer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$458,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

(1932). Stage Play: The Animal Kingdom. Comedy. Written by Philip Barry. Directed by Gilbert Miller. Broadhurst Theatre: 12 Jan 1932- Jun 19 (closing date unknown/183 performances). Cast: Lora Baxter (as "Cecelia Henry"), Ilka Chase (as "Grace Macomber"), Frederick Forrester (as "Rufus Collier"), Frances Fuller (as "Daisy Sage"), William Gargan (as "Richard Regan"), Leslie Howard (as "Tom Collier"), Betty Lynne (as "Franc Schmidt"), G. Albert Smith (as "Owen Arthur"), Harvey Stephens (as "Joe Fisk"). Produced by Gilbert Miller and Leslie Howard. Note: Filmed by RKO Radio Pictures as The Animal Kingdom (1932). See more »

Goofs

During the last scene with Leslie Howard and Myrna Loy, they are sitting at a dining table. There is a floral centerpiece on the table and they both have glasses of wine until she leans back in her chair, at which time only Howard's glass remains. Then her glass and the flowers reappear. See more »

Quotes

Grace: I read the new book you published last week, Tom.
Tom Collier: Oh, yes? What-what do you think of it?
Grace: Superlative, my dear. I was simply ravished.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Leslie Howard (1962) See more »

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very raw
28 April 2002 | by midnitecoasterSee all my reviews

very good movie that the censors couldn't destroy. amazing for it's blatantly adult themes in 1932. the story hasn't aged one bit. lesile howard is brilliant in his role. i saw this on tv one night and searched for half a year to figure out what it was called. fantastic.


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