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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 overview:
Ronald Colman ... Jim Warlock
Kay Francis ... Clemency Warlock
Phyllis Barry ... Doris Emily Lea
Henry Stephenson ... John Tring
Viva Tattersall ... Milly Miles
Florine McKinney ... Garla
Clarissa Selwynne ... Onslow
Paul Porcasi ... Joseph, Maitre D'
George Kirby George Kirby ... Mr. Boots
Donald Stuart ... Henry
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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The second of two films starring Ronald Colman and Kay Francis. See more »

Quotes

Jim Warlock: What's done is done. She's paid her bill and I've paid mine.
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Features A Dog's Life (1918) See more »

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Wedding Dance
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Music by Paul Lincke
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Naughty but (too) nice...
29 July 2020 | by CinemaSerfSee all my reviews

I think what makes this rather unremarkable early talkie stand out is the role of the usually benevolent Henry Stephenson as "John Tring". This time his mellifluous, fireside tones have a distinctly disreputable quality and his character is positively sleazy! Ronald Colman ("Jim Warlock") is an happily married barrister who has a fling with Phyllis Barry ("Doris"). She pursues him and soon he has fallen in love, just as his wife (Kay Francis) returns from Italy where she had been trying to save her sister from a bad relationship. Told by way of a retrospective, King Vidor elicits a good effort from Colman, and the narrative that deals with adultery, tragedy and ambition is delivered in a gentle, but effective fashion - for 1932, anyway. Kay Francis features sparingly, but still manages to own the screen when she appears, and though his behaviour is despicable - it is quite difficult to loathe "Warlock" entirely. Sadly, however, it plods - the pace is rambling and the focus too blurred; the subject matter could have delivered more punch. As it is, it's watchable, but perhaps all just a bit too nice.


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Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

24 December 1932 (USA) See more »

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I Was Faithful See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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