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Love Affair (1932)

Heiress Carol Owen learns to fly from aeronautical engineer Jim Leonard who begins neglecting his work as their affair progresses. Things get complicated when she learns her father died ... See full summary »

Director:

Thornton Freeland

Writers:

Dorothy Howell (continuity), Ursula Parrott (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dorothy Mackaill ... Carol Owen
Humphrey Bogart ... Jim Leonard
Hale Hamilton ... Bruce Hardy
Halliwell Hobbes ... Kibbee
Astrid Allwyn ... Linda Lee
Jack Kennedy Jack Kennedy ... Gilligan
Bradley Page ... Georgie Keeler
Barbara Leonard ... Felice
Harold Minjir Harold Minjir ... Antone
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Storyline

Heiress Carol Owen learns to fly from aeronautical engineer Jim Leonard who begins neglecting his work as their affair progresses. Things get complicated when she learns her father died penniless and that she has been being supported by her financial advisor, and now suitor, Bruce Hardy. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Youth's Cry of Freedom!

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Juventud moderna See more »

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Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Humphrey Bogart's first film starring credit, though the film was decidedly Dorothy Mackaill's. See more »

Goofs

(Around 34 minutes) Leonard puts on a waistcoat just before Gilligan leaves but immediately afterwards the waistcoat is buttoned up. See more »

Quotes

Jim Leonard: A lot of people figure riding a plane's for fun, kind of like a roller-coaster, just for a thrill.
Carol Owen: Aren't women entitled to a thrill?
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One of Bogart's early roles
2 December 2009 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

"You were on your way up and you tripped on a skirt !" Gilligan says to Jim Leonard. That sums up the plot of this story of up and coming Leonard (a YOUNG Humphrey Bogart) when his dream gets sidetracked by the bombshell heiress Carol, played by Dorothy Mackaill. Leonard has been working on a new and improved motor, but now his love life and motor company both have their ups and downs in this 68 minute shortie. Bogart hadn't developed the quiet, brooding style yet. Good performances by most of the supporting characters - her butler, his co-workers, a sister, interlopers along the way. Some adult themes, since it was done just before they really enforced the film code, but it's still tame compared to what is on TV today. Directed by Thornton Freeland, a year before Freeland directed the incredible "Flying Down to Rio".


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