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Cynara (1932)

London barrister's marriage is under strain after his affair with a shop-girl who is out to have him. Told in flashback.

Director:

King Vidor

Writers:

R. Gore Brown (novel), Frances Marion | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ronald Colman ... Jim Warlock
Kay Francis ... Clemency Warlock
Phyllis Barry ... Doris Emily Lea
Henry Stephenson ... John Tring
Viva Tattersall Viva Tattersall ... Milly Miles
Florine McKinney ... Garla
Clarissa Selwynne Clarissa Selwynne ... Onslow
Paul Porcasi ... Joseph, Maitre D'
George Kirby George Kirby ... Mr. Boots
Donald Stuart Donald Stuart ... Henry
Wilson Benge Wilson Benge ... Merton, Jim's Valet
Halliwell Hobbes ... Coroner at Inquest
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London barrister's marriage is under strain after his affair with a shop-girl who is out to have him. Told in flashback.

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Back to the arms of his wife after a hectic weekend with his mistress!

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

24 December 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Have Been Faithful See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut for Viva Tattersall, who plays Millie. See more »

Quotes

Jim Warlock: Yes, but surely, if you're fond of someone, you want to be kind. At least one owes a little consideration.
John Tring: Consideration? When you're telling a woman you don't want her? It's like brushing a man's hair the morning you hang him.
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Features A Dog's Life (1918) See more »

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Blue Skies
(uncredited)
Written by Irving Berlin
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Colman may never have been better than here.
24 November 2016 | by Martin BradleySee all my reviews

Ronald Colman may never have been better than as the happily married barrister who foolishly embarks on an extramarital affair with a young shopgirl, (Phyllis Barry), in King Vidor's now totally forgotten "Cynara". Made pre-Hays Code this is one of Vidor's best and certainly least known films that treats the subject of adultery with surprising frankness as well as a considerable degree of tenderness. Excellent work, too, from that very fine and underrated actress Kay Francis as the wronged wife and Henry Stephenson as Colman's older friend who is largely responsible for driving Colman into the younger woman's arms. Seek this one out.


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