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Chained (1934)

Not Rated | | Drama , Romance | 31 August 1934 (USA)
A mistress of one man has a shipboard romance with another and is torn between both men.

Director:

Clarence Brown

Writers:

John Lee Mahin (screenplay), Edgar Selwyn (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Crawford ... Diane Lovering
Clark Gable ... Michael 'Mike' Bradley
Otto Kruger ... Richard I. Field
Stuart Erwin ... John L. 'Johnnie' Smith
Una O'Connor ... Amy, Diane's Maid
Marjorie Gateson ... Mrs. Louise Fields
Akim Tamiroff ... Pablo, the Ranch Chef
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Storyline

Richard Field is a successful businessman who has become romantically involved with younger employee Diane Lovering, but he is unable to persuade his grasping wife to grant him a divorce out of his dysfunctional marriage. Diane meets dashing rancher Mike Bradley through his wise-cracking pal Johnnie on a South American ocean voyage, and they begin a shipboard romance that carries over to his Argentinian ranch. Diane decides to return to New York and tell Richard in person that she intends to marry Mike Bradley. When Diane gets there Richard surprises her with a wedding ring and the morning newspaper citing Mrs. Field is in Reno obtaining a divorce. Richard had to agree not only to a large monetary settlement but was forbidden to see his sons. Diane didn't have the heart to tell Richard about Mike and decides to marry him. Diane writes a "Dear John letter" to Mike explaining a calculated mercenary decision that she prefers the position and financial status that Field's can offer her ... Written by duke1029@aol.com

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When she's in his arms, it's the grandest thrill the screen can give!

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sacred and Profane Love See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's television premiere took place in Chicago Tuesday 4 June 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), followed by Los Angeles Friday 7 June 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Philadelphia 2 July 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New Haven CT 16 July 1957 on WNHC (Channel 18), in Altoona PA 30 July 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Binghamton NY 8 August 1957 on WNBF (Channel 12), in Miami 11 September 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7), in both Syracuse and Seattle 3 October 1957 on WHEN (Channel 8) and on KING (Channel 5), in Baltimore 10 October 1957 on WJZ (Channel 13), in Portland OR 11 October 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Cleveland 8 November 1957 on KYW (Channel 3), in San Antonio 12 November 1957 on WOAI (Channel 4), in Akron 20 November 1957 on WAKR (Channel 49), in Phoenix 28 November 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Honolulu 1 January 1958 on KHVH (Channel 13), and, finally, in New York City 29 June 1958 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Minneapolis 29 July 1958 on WTCN (Channel 11), and in San Francisco 7 April 1960 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, Joan Crawford's character, Diane Lovering, is shown sitting in the back of an open-cockpit racing boat, racing across New York harbor for an extended period. We see her get splashed and sprayed on from all different directions. Yet a moment later when the boat docks and Diane steps out, she is completely dry - not a drop of water anywhere on her, and her hair and clothing are perfectly neat. See more »

Quotes

Diane Lovering: [after being kissed passionately] No, Mike, not that way!
Michael 'Mike' Bradley: How else?
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Connections

Featured in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »

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Dinah
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Music by Harry Akst
Lyrics by Sam Lewis and Joe Young
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Watchable but not great
11 January 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Middling MGM romance about a woman torn between two men. As the film starts, Joan Crawford is in a relationship with married Otto Kruger. Otto thinks his wife will graciously consent to a divorce. But wifey shows up and says nix to that. So Joan goes on a cruise to think about things and meets handsome rancher Clark Gable. You can see where it's headed. Joan gradually falls for Clark but she's still torn about Otto, whose wife has finally agreed to a divorce. When you hear the terms of the divorce and that Kruger was willing to accept them, you'll be ill. Really a fairly depressing movie for a romancer. But it's got the MGM spit & shine and a great cast. So check it out and decide for yourself.


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