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Ex-Lady (1933)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 15 May 1933 (USA)
Although free spirit Helen Bauer does not believe in marriage, she consents to marry Don, but his infidelities cause her to also take on a lover.

Director:

Robert Florey

Writers:

David Boehm (screen play), Edith Fitzgerald (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bette Davis ... Helen Bauer
Gene Raymond ... Don Peterson
Frank McHugh ... Hugo Van Hugh
Monroe Owsley ... Nick Malvyn
Claire Dodd ... Iris Van Hugh
Kay Strozzi ... Peggy Smith
Ferdinand Gottschalk ... Mr. Herbert Smith
Alphonse Ethier ... Mr. Adolphe Bauer - Helen's Father
Bodil Rosing ... Mrs. Bauer - Helen's Mother
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Storyline

Commercial artist Helen Bauer believes marriage kills romance. She lives with advertising writer Don Peterson. He convinces her to marry him. He later carries on with client Peggy Smith; Helen takes up with Don's competitor Nick Malvyn. In the end, the couple agree to give marriage another chance. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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So frank . . so outspoken... so true... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Intrusa See more »

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Budget:

$93,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Edith Fitzgerald's and Robert Riskin's story was actually an unproduced play copyrighted 1 July 1930. See more »

Quotes

Nick Malvyn: I won't marry you.
Helen Bauer: Is that a promise?
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Connections

Featured in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) See more »

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You Know How
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Written by Henry H. Tobias and Gordon Clifford
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Enjoyable little gem, worth its 70 minutes
20 March 2001 | by Sleepy-17See all my reviews

Good acting and a slightly snappy script keep your interest afloat for this light sex comedy about marriage and early woman's lib. Decadent 30's New York is the background for this I-was-checking-out-while-she-was-checking-in (thank you, Don Covay!) tale of wavering fidelity.


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