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Ann Carver's Profession (1933)

Passed | | Drama | 9 June 1933 (USA)
After graduation from Hampden University, Bill "Lightning" Graham, a football star, and Ann Carver, who just passed her bar exam, marry. Instead of pursuing a career in law, Ann takes on ... See full summary »

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Edward Buzzell

Writer:

Robert Riskin (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Fay Wray ... Ann Carver Graham
Gene Raymond ... William 'Bill' 'Lightning' Graham
Claire Dodd ... Carole Rodgers
Jessie Ralph ... Terry - Graham's Maid
Claude Gillingwater ... Judge Bingham
Frank Albertson ... Jim Thompson
Arthur Pierson ... Ken Bingham
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After graduation from Hampden University, Bill "Lightning" Graham, a football star, and Ann Carver, who just passed her bar exam, marry. Instead of pursuing a career in law, Ann takes on the role of housewife, while Bill is employed as a draftman. When Ann is asked to take on a highly profiled legal case, she accepts, and wins. She becomes an overnight success and a media darling. Meanwhile, Bill's career is stagnate and Ann is supporting him financially causing the couple to spend less time together. Bill decides to take a job at "Club Mirador" to make more money. Carole Rogers, a sexy alcoholic singer at the club is taken by Bill's good-looks, voice and physic. She makes a pass at him when Ann walks into the club leaving Ann with the impression that Bill is cheating on her. After Ann's accusations, Bill moves out. Carole knowing this, comes to Bill's apartment to seduce him. He rejects her and leaves. Carole becomes drunk and falls over his sofa catching her necklace on it and ... Written by Kelly

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Drama

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Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Profissão de Ann Carver See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The $5,000 check Ann gets for winning the Harrison case would be the equivalent of over $92,000 in 2016. See more »

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Quotes

Carole Rodgers: You know, I like you.
William 'Bill' 'Lightning' Graham: Yeah, I guess I'll do in a pinch.
Carole Rodgers: If I do the pinching.
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Connections

Remade as The Lady Objects (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Georgia Brown
(uncredited)
Music by Ben Bernie and Maceo Pinkard
Lyrics by Kenneth Casey
Sung by Claire Dodd at the Club Mirador
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B class movie with C class results
15 September 2014 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

If you go into this movie with your expectations being low, then this movie is not that bad. But if you are looking for a diamond in the rough with an entertaining cast and interesting plot then this movie is not for you. Fay Wray surprisingly does a nice job of playing a female attorney that will defend her separated husband against a charge of murder. But that acting alone cannot save this movie from production woes.

What had happened was that Ann Carver Graham (Fay Wray) and her husband Bill Graham had split up when Ann's career became too great for Bill to handle. Bill finally got a job singing at a local night club that made him happy. But one evening Ann catches Bill in the presents of another woman named Carole Rodgers and thinks the worse. Bill then moves out of the house leaving both Ann and Bill feeling bad about the situation.

When Carole is found dead, Bill is arrested for murder. Ann, his separated wife, will defend him. The case looks bad for Bill but Ann will give a stirring speech to the jurors in order to free the man she loves.

As many already said, this is a B type movie. Most of the acting is poor and the film feel cheaply made. It made be nice to look back and see the fashion of the day but little else can be obtained from this picture.


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