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Only Yesterday (1933)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 1 November 1933 (USA)
A one-night fling during World War I results in a young girl getting pregnant. Years later, she meets him again. Now a successful businessman, he doesn't even remember her, but tries to seduce her.

Director:

John M. Stahl

Writers:

Frederick Lewis Allen (based on the novel by), William Hurlbut (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Margaret Sullavan ... Mary Lane
John Boles ... James Stanton 'Jim' Emerson
Edna May Oliver ... Leona (as Edna Mae Oliver)
Billie Burke ... Julia Warren
Benita Hume ... Phyllis Emerson
Reginald Denny ... Bob
George Meeker ... Dave Reynolds
Jimmy Butler ... Jim Jr. (as Jimmie Butler)
Noel Francis ... Letitia
Bramwell Fletcher ... Scott Hughes
June Clyde ... Deborah
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Lane
Oscar Apfel ... Mr. Lane
Robert McWade ... Harvey Miles
Onslow Stevens ... Barnard, Party Guest
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A one-night fling during World War I results in a young girl getting pregnant. Years later, she meets him again. Now a successful businessman, he doesn't even remember her, but tries to seduce her.

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Taglines:

One mad night!..and then... a whole life's heartbreak!...What love will do to a woman!...What a woman will do for love!...A more thrilling picture by the man who created "Back Street"! (Print ad- New York Sun, ((New York NY)) 9 November 1933) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eine Frau vergißt nicht See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This movie, made shortly before the tightening of the Production Code, is the only one in which "screen queen" Franklin Pangborn had a boyfriend. See more »

Goofs

The film begins in 1929, flashes back to 1917-1918-1919, then forward to 1929 again; yet, all of the women's clothes are strictly and undeniably in the uncompromising styles of 1933. See more »

Connections

Version of Letter from an Unknown Woman (1969) See more »

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Jim (John Boles) got game!
5 December 2001 | by jmiertschinSee all my reviews

This is a great film with an absolutely amazing script. While Margaret Sulivan has a tremendous break out performance, in my opinion it is John Boles as the philandering Jim and Billie Burke as the suffragist aunt that really make the film. John Boles in particular has some really great lines. My favorite line of the film was when the married Jim is trying to seduce Margaret on New Year's Eve and he takes her to his secret bachelor pad and tells Margaret that this is where he lives. Margaret says something like, `Strange it doesn't have a woman's touch.' And Jim replies that while he doesn't eat, sleep, or hang out with his family here, this is where he LIVES. Jim is just a pimp. While this film is difficult to see since they don't have it on video or show it on cable, it is really a must see movie for anyone interested in pre-code film. It is an absolutely wonderful movie.


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