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Bed of Roses (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 14 July 1933 (USA)
Lorry and Minnie are ex-hookers who leave prison, determined to find the good life with rich men. Along the way Lorry meets and falls in love with cotton barge owner Dan. She must choose ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Lorry Evans
... Dan
... Stephen Paige
... Minnie Brown
... Father Doran (as Samuel Hinds)
... Floorwalker
Tom Herbert ... Salesman Ogelthorpe (as Tom Francis)
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Lorry and Minnie are ex-hookers who leave prison, determined to find the good life with rich men. Along the way Lorry meets and falls in love with cotton barge owner Dan. She must choose between living on a barge with her love, risking his learning about her past, and remaining the mistress of wealthy Stephen Paige. Written by Robert Tonsing <rtonsing@ti.com>

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The girl who took a shortcut down the primrose path!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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14 July 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lecho de rosas  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Same theme music is used in The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949). See more »

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[Minnie enters room and spots liquor bottle not knowing that it's empty]
Minnie: Ah, there you are sweetheart.
[to liquor bottle]
Lorry Evans: Say, if you want any more you'll have to wring it out of him to get it.
[motions to her drunk companion]
Minnie: He looks wrung out now... why didn't he eat the bottle?
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Soundtracks

You're the Flower of My Heart, Sweet Adeline
(1903) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Armstrong
Lyric by Richard H. Gerard
Sung a cappella and offscreen by Matt McHugh and Pert Kelton
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Still pretty strong
28 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

Constance Bennett and pal Pat Kelton get out of prison and will do anything--ANYTHING--to get a man with cash. Bennett eventually falls in love with poor Joel McCrea--but will she be able to tell him about her past?

Nothing new story wise but some of the dialogue and situations are pretty frank for 1933. It's made quite clear that Bennett and Kelton have, and will, sleep with men for money. Also one woman is very obviously a kept woman. Very much a pre-Code film.

The dialogue is sharp, funny, fast and racy. All the acting is great--Bennett is just beautiful, McCrea is young, hunky and handsome and Kelton is hysterical doing a Mae West imitation.

Quick (67 minutes) and worth catching.


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