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They Call It Sin (1932)

Passed | | Drama | 5 November 1932 (USA)
Marian moves to New York to make it big in the chorus and becomes involved in a love triangle.

Director:

Thornton Freeland

Writers:

Alberta Stedman Eagan (based on a novel by), Lillie Hayward (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Loretta Young ... Marion Cullen
George Brent ... Dr. Travers
Una Merkel ... Dixie Dare
David Manners ... Jimmy Decker
Helen Vinson ... Enid Hollister
Louis Calhern ... Ford Humphries
Joseph Cawthorn ... Mr. Hollister (as Joe Cawthorne)
Nella Walker ... Mrs. Hollister
Elizabeth Patterson ... Mrs. Cullen
Erville Alderson ... Mr. Cullen
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With time on his hands during a business trip, Jimmy Decker (who's engaged to his boss's daughter) romances small-town church organist Marion Cullen, who follows him to New York only to learn Jimmy's true colors after she's burned her bridges. Marion's looks and talent get her a job with theatrical producer Ford Humphries. Will she succumb to her boss, take up with now-married Jimmy, marry honest suitor Tony Travers...or become a full-fledged gold digger? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Loretta Young replaced Bette Davis in the role of Marion. See more »

Quotes

Marion Cullen: May I have a cigarette.
Ford Humphries: Certainly!
Marion Cullen: Thank you.
Ford Humphries: Well, Marion, how do you like the party?
Marion Cullen: I think it's grand!
Ford Humphries: I'm, eh, planning a breakfast party for the morning.
Marion Cullen: For all these people?
Ford Humphries: Oh, no, my dear. Just for two.
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Soundtracks

Rock of Ages
(1830) (uncredited)
Music by Thomas Hastings (1830)
Played off-screen on an organ in church
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Pre-Code Sin
28 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

They Call it Sin (1932)

*** (out of 4)

A New York business man (David Manners) goes to a small farm town to close on a deal and meets a young woman (Loretta Young). Even though he has a fiancé back in NY, the two quickly fall in love but when he has to go back the woman follows him, which just leads to more problems. This is a rather charming romantic drama, which features some fine performances as well as several nice romantic touches. Both Young and Manners are terrific together with Young bringing that beauty to the screen, which always works well with her tender touch as an actress. This is also the best I've ever seen Manners who manages to be very charming and sweet without going over the top. George Brent and Una Merkel add nice support. Being a Warner film, there's an added murder subplot added on towards the end, which really wasn't needed but the film ends in an unexpected way, which makes up for that silly turn.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1932 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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