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Three on a Match (1932)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 29 October 1932 (USA)
Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mary Keaton
... Robert Kirkwood
... Vivian Revere
... Ruth Wescott
... Mike Loftus
... Harve
... Linda
... Naomi
... Mr. Gilmore
... Vivian's Friend
... Dick
... Ace
... Bobby
... Mrs. Keaton
... Defense Attorney
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Three women who were childhood schoolmates take different paths in life. Vivian marries a very wealthy lawyer and has an adorable boy. Mary, on the other hand, takes the hard road through reform school. After a superstitious faux pas, Vivian's luck turns. She strays from her steadfast husband to a life of debauchery and alcoholism. Meanwhile, Mary turns her life around and not only wins the heart of Vivian's ex-husband, but also becomes a loving step-mother to Vivian's only child. Then Vivian's worthless boyfriend makes a desperate move. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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29 October 1932 (USA)  »

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$444,000 (estimated)
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The set of Vivian's ocean liner cabin was used the following year in _Baby Face_. See more »

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Ruth Wescott's name is misspelled Westcott in the opening titles. See more »

Quotes

Ruth Wescott: It must be a grand feeling to get everything you want.
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Referenced in Bogart: The Untold Story (1996) See more »

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Deep in Your Eyes
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Vivian and Michael are out on deck
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Short Film Full Of Surprises
26 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

This was a fast-paced 63-minute story that was a combination women's film and film noir. With a cast that included Joan Blondell, Warren William, Ann Dvorak, Lyle Talbot, Bette Davis, Edward Arnold and Anne Shirley, you know it isn't going to be boring.

Dvorak has the principal role, playing a "dame" who is bored with her husband and her life and flies the coop. She winds up with a petty crook who needs money to pay off off his evil crime boss. The couple winds up in a kidnapping scheme which goes bad in a scene that is quite shocking.

The lingo of the day is interesting to hear as is Davis' youthful face. Arnold also looks really young, far more than I remember seeing him in other movies. Speaking of young, did I mention Humphrey Bogart and Glenda Farrell were also in this? Yes, it's full of surprises for classic film buffs. In another note: Shirley is billed under the name "Dawn O'Day."

I am glad this is now available on DVD. It looks great!


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