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The Keyhole (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 25 March 1933 (USA)
Anne Brooks is being blackmailed by her old dancing partner Maurice. They married when she was young but broke up after which he said he was getting a quickie divorce. Anne married the much... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Robert Presnell Sr. (screen play) (as Robert Presnell), Alice D.G. Miller (based on the story "Adventuress")
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kay Francis ... Anne Vallee Brooks
George Brent ... Neil Davis
Glenda Farrell ... Dot
Monroe Owsley ... Maurice Le Brun
Allen Jenkins ... Hank Wales
Helen Ware ... Portia Brooks
Henry Kolker ... Schuyler Brooks
Ferdinand Gottschalk ... Brooks' Lawyer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Gilbert ... Cuban Carriage Driver
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Storyline

Anne Brooks is being blackmailed by her old dancing partner Maurice. They married when she was young but broke up after which he said he was getting a quickie divorce. Anne married the much older millionaire Schuyler Brooks only to have Maurice return to reveal he didn't obtain the divorce after all. Now he wants money to keep quiet. Anne reveals her secret to Schuyler's sister Portia who devises a scheme to trick Maurice into leaving the country by having Anne suddenly travel alone to Cuba. Once out of the country Portia will use her influence to block Maurice's return. However, Anne's request for a vacation by herself in Cuba arouses Schuyler's already simmering jealousy. He hires detective Neil Davis to follow her and prove whether or not she is faithful. Neil is unsuccessful in seducing Anne, then realizes he is falling in love with her. Written by Brian Cady <cadyb@home.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Genom nyckelhålet See more »

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Budget:

$169,000 (estimated)
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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First film pairing of Kay Francis and George Brent. They would co-star in a total of six films together, all at Warner Bros. See more »

Goofs

In the restaurant of the Hotel Metropole in Havana, the supposedly Cuban waiters (one of whom is referred to as "Pedro") speak to each other in Italian rather than Spanish. The actors playing these roles, George Humbert and Gino Corrado, were both born in Florence, Italy. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Maurice: In the nick of time. Come in.
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Soundtracks

Tierra del plata
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Music by Federico Ruiz
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Another Kay Francis Gem
22 July 2001 | by elpep49See all my reviews

Kay Francis plays a woman being blackmailed by a former partner (Monroe Owsley). She discovers that he never got the divorce he promised and her new marriage is illegal. Hatching a scheme with her sister-in-law (Helen Ware), she flees to Havana, hoping the cad will follow. He does but so does the detective (George Brent) her husband hires to spy on her. Wild storyline becomes more believable as the film goes on because of the chemistry between Francis and Brent. Good support from Glenda Farrell, Allen Jenkins, and Clarence Wilson. This ranks as one of Kay Francis' best women's pictures of the early 30s--with One Way Passage and Confession.


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