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Bed of Roses (1933)

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 »

Director:

Gregory La Cava (as Gregory LaCava)

Writers:

Wanda Tuchock (by), Gregory La Cava (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Constance Bennett ... Lorry Evans
Joel McCrea ... Dan
John Halliday ... Stephen Paige
Pert Kelton ... Minnie Brown
Samuel S. Hinds ... Father Doran (as Samuel Hinds)
Franklin Pangborn ... Floorwalker
Tom Herbert Tom Herbert ... Salesman Ogelthorpe (as Tom Francis)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The girl who took a shortcut down the primrose path!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lecho de rosas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Lorry Evans: Save your wind, save your wind, you might want to go sailing sometime.
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Soundtracks

Frankie and Johnny
(uncredited)
Traditional
Played on a guitar and sung by the crew on Dan's barge
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As Chic, Erotic, and Snazzy As Its Two Stars
14 March 2005 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

A witty vehicle for the beautiful Constance Bennett, this has dialogue that seems to aspire to that of Noel Coward.

Bennett and the delightful Pert Kelton leave prison at the same time. (Later, Bennett refers to Kelton as her roommate from convent. One wonders if Patrick Dennis was inspired by this when he had Belle Poitrine describe her reform school friend Winnie as a friend from boarding school. This occurs in "Little Me," one of the most hilarious books ever written and surely, 40 years or more after its publication, a dead-on commentary on movie star autobiographies.) Bernnett finds herself a nice sugar daddy in John Halliday. He sets her up in some swank apartment, let me tell you! Alas, she meets Joel McCrea, here the owner of a fishing boat. He looks bony here -- but as gorgeous a man as ever graced the screen. His only equal was Gary Cooper around this time.

Bennett falls for him and is willing to dump her riches to take to the sea with him -- as who in his or her right mind would not have. These plans are thwarted by jealous Halliday. But after a Mardi Gras sequence that doesn't entirely work, all ends happily -- at least for our two beautiful stars.


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