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Change of Heart (1934)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 18 May 1934 (USA)
After graduating from a West Coast college, four friends fly to New York City to seek employment.

Director:

John G. Blystone

Writers:

Sonya Levien (screen play), James Gleason (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Janet Gaynor ... Catherine Furness
Charles Farrell ... Chris Thring
James Dunn ... Mack McGowan
Ginger Rogers ... Madge Rountree
Dick Foran ... Nick (as Nick Foran)
Beryl Mercer ... Harriet Hawkins
Gustav von Seyffertitz ... Dr. Kurtzman
Kenneth Thomson ... Howard Jackson
Theodore von Eltz ... Gerald Mockby (as Theodor von Eltz)
Drue Leyton ... Mrs. Gerald Mockby
Nella Walker ... Mrs. Frieda Mockby
Shirley Temple ... Shirley
Barbara Barondess ... Phyllis Carmichael
Fiske O'Hara Fiske O'Hara ... T.P. Mc Gowan
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Mc Gowan
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After graduating from a West Coast college, four friends fly to New York City to seek employment.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El primer amor See more »

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Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The was the last of 12 pictures that Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell starred together as a romantic couple. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Janet Gaynor (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

So What?
(1934) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Harry Akst
Sung by Dick Foran at Phyllis' Party, with piano accompaniment
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The Last Pairing of Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell
2 January 2006 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Change of Heart is the last of 12 films Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell starred in together. From the late silent period til this 1934 film, they were among the most popular of screen teams. Here they play college graduates aspiring to make it in New York City along with pals Ginger Rogers and James Dunn.

Pleasant story of ambition and love among the young set. The film also boasts some solid supporting players, including Jane Darwell, Beryl Mercer (excellent as the salvage lady), Mischa Auer, Dick Foran (billed as Nick?), Irene Franklin, Lillian Harmer, Bess Flowers, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Nella Walker, Mary Carr, Mary Gordon, Shirley Temple (on the plane) and James Gleason.

This was one of Rogers' last supporting parts (same year she became a star in Flying Down to Rio). She plays (she's excellent) the selfish Madge who marries a rich man rather than stick with the group and find work. This is probably Rogers' most unsympathetic role. Dunn is a bit much as the Irish crooner. Farrell plays the lovesick goon, and Gaynor (one of the most sympathetic stars of the 30s) plays the fiery redhead who keeps everything going.

Nice film with a good view of New York City in 1934.


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