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No More Orchids (1932)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 25 November 1932 (USA)
An heiress forced to marry into royalty in order to save her banker father falls in love with another man while on a cruise.

Director:

Walter Lang

Writers:

Grace Perkins (story), Gertrude Purcell (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Carole Lombard ... Anne Holt
Walter Connolly ... Bill Holt
Louise Closser Hale ... Grandma Holt
Lyle Talbot ... Tony Gage
C. Aubrey Smith ... Jerome Cedric
Allen Vincent ... Dick
Ruthelma Stevens ... Rita
Arthur Housman ... Serge
William V. Mong ... Burkhardt
Jameson Thomas ... Prince Carlos
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At the urging of her curmudgeon old grandfather Jerome Cedric (C. Aubrey Smith), spoiled rich kid Annie Holt (Carole Lombard) is forced to marry into royalty in order to save her banker father, Bill Holt (Walter Connolly), from financial ruin. The man she really desires is Tony Gage (Lyle Talbot). It takes a well-written insurance policy and a sacrificial act on the part of a close relative to re-unite Annie and Tony. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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She Had Millions to Spend and Spent it Recklessly - And Then Gave It All Up For Love! (original ad) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Echec au prince See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Reality hits her hard and soon
20 June 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Carole Lombard was loaned from Paramount to Columbia to star in No More Orchids in which she plays a spoiled heiress, not unlike the one she played in her later classic My Man Godfrey.

She lives pretty high on the hog, but the pig is about to be slain as this is the Great Depression and the bank that her father Walter Connolly heads is about to go belly up. Her grandfather C. Aubrey Smith does not like his son-in-law.

But he does like his granddaughter and he wants Lombard to marry some empty suit with a title. He fancies being in-laws to nobility. He's got the empty suit picked out. but Lombard wants to marry lawyer Lyle Talbot.

In the end it's Connolly who makes the sacrifice so that Lombard can live her life with whom she loves. Won't say how.

Good performances all around. The revelation here is C. Aubrey Smith who usually plays stern but upstanding upper crust types is a real no good in this one. Good but way off type for him.


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