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The Crash (1932)

TV-G | | Drama | 9 October 1932 (USA)
Rich couple loses their fortune in stock market crash.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Linda Gault
... Geoffrey Gault
... Marcia Peterson
... Celeste
... Ronnie Sanderson
... John Fair
... Arthur Pringle
... Hodge (as Ivan Simpson)
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Rich couple loses their fortune in stock market crash.

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9 October 1932 (USA)  »

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Children of Pleasure  »

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Trivia

The $250,000 Geoff says he needs to keep from getting wiped out in the market crash is the equivalent of over $3.5M in 2016. See more »

Goofs

Although the story takes place primarily in October 1929, and immediately thereafter, all of Linda Gault's clothes are from 1932 (styles changed dramatically during those three years). See more »

Quotes

Linda Gault: You English can be rude!
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Soundtracks

Whistle and Blow Your Blues Away
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Carmen Lombardo
Played by the accordionist
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The Tip
19 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

Only an 8 because of its length, probably 9 for short films. OK, short film, short comments.

I uttered several "wow's" in reaction to the dialog. If ever a film were straight, this one is. The viewer doesn't have to sit on the edge of his seat waiting for what the character's ought to say -- they say it.

"The Crash" could be favorably compared to the best of Maupassant's writing. The story is succinct and populated with unpretentious characters who make this film into what could be called concentrated story.

Chatterton is flawless and George Brent is so deliberately unassuming we end up liking him even as we condemn his lust for money. In fact, there are no bad guys at all. Actually no good ones, either. Nothing flat here.

Finally, in line with Maupassant's style, see if you don't think another title would be more appropriate -- "The Tip."


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