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Sinners in the Sun (1932)

A New York fashion model finds herself being pursued by a poor but honest garage mechanic and a rich philanderer.

Director:

Alexander Hall

Writers:

Mildred Cram (story ["Beachcomber"]), Samuel Hoffenstein (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Carole Lombard ... Doris Blake
Chester Morris ... Jimmie Martin
Adrienne Ames ... Claire Kinkaid
Alison Skipworth ... Mrs. Blake
Cary Grant ... Ridgeway
Walter Byron ... Eric Nelson
Rita La Roy ... Lil (as Rita LaRoy)
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A New York fashion model finds herself being pursued by a poor but honest garage mechanic and a rich philanderer.

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new york | model | based on novel | See All (3) »

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Souls for Sables! Dreams for Diamonds! Faced with a choice between married poverty and unexcelled luxury!

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Beachcomber See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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A big simplistic but engaging.
16 February 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This simple 1930s film seems to have the underlying theme that a person should be happy with their lot in life and shouldn't want more out of life--a reasonable less considering it was the Depression! When the film begins, Doris (Carole Lombard) and Jimmie (Chester Morris) are in love but to Doris there needs to be much more. This is because although Jimmie has a job, he's not exactly wealthy and she wants money and a fancy life. So, she dumps him and goes off on a search for a rich husband. Jimmie is angry and disgusted but eventually he goes looking for a rich wife. However, even though both have a cushy rich life in front of them, neither is happy.

The biggest reason to see this film is to see Cary Grant in one of his first films. He's reasonably good as a nice rich man but nothing more. As far as the story goes, I liked it but felt the fast run-time was a serious detriment. Because it went by so fast, the story felt more like an object lesson than about real people. But it still was modestly interesting and is worth a look.


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