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-But the Flesh Is Weak (1932)

Passed | | Comedy | 9 April 1932 (USA)
The Clements father and son live by the generosity of rich women. Max, the son, sets his sites on Lady Joan, who is rich, but down-to-earth and charming. At her house he meets Rosine Brown,... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Conway

Writers:

Ivor Novello (play), Ivor Novello (dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Montgomery ... Max Clement
Nora Gregor ... Mrs. Rosine Brown
Heather Thatcher ... Lady Joan Culver
Edward Everett Horton ... Sir George Kelvin
C. Aubrey Smith ... Florian Clement
Nils Asther ... Prince Paul
Frederick Kerr ... Duke of Hampshire
Eva Moore ... Lady Florence Ridgway
Forrester Harvey ... Gooch
Desmond Roberts ... Findley
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Storyline

The Clements father and son live by the generosity of rich women. Max, the son, sets his sites on Lady Joan, who is rich, but down-to-earth and charming. At her house he meets Rosine Brown, an Austrian widow involved with a rich man. Instantly infatuated with her, Max pursues Rosine until she relents and agrees to marry him. But the elder Clement loses 4500 pounds gambling and Max decides he must marry Joan to prevent his father's imprisonment. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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IT STARTS OFF WHERE "PRIVATE LIVES" LEFT OFF. (Print Ad- Auckland Star, ((Auckland, NZ)) 5 November 1932) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Based on the play "The Truth Game" by Ivor Novello which opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St., on December 27, 1930 and ran for 107 performances until March 1931. See more »

Quotes

Lady Joan Culver: Please forgive him, will you? He's only just in captivity and isn't house-trained.
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Version of Free and Easy (1941) See more »

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Forget about P.C. and enjoy this movie
24 March 2020 | by evs99See all my reviews

I saw in this film a very touching familial relationship, between a father and his son. The son nearly sacrificed himself to save his father. So many commenters have absorbed the feminist view that abhors an aggressive male pursuing a female. Granted there are limits to how aggressive a man can be before he's reported to police for stalking. However, I think in this movie, the aggression was comically exaggerated and not meant to be taken seriously. It's just a movie (from 1932!) and the characters don't always need to be role models of correct behavior.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1932 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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