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The Curtain Falls (1934)

Sarah Crabtree was once a star of the stage, but has fallen on hard times--her apartment building has been condemned and torn down by the city, and she has nowhere to go. She writes to her ... See full summary »

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Charles Lamont

Writer:

Karl Brown
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henrietta Crosman ... Sarah Crabtree - Lady Scorsby
Dorothy Lee ... Dot Scorsby
William Bakewell ... Barry Graham
Natalie Moorhead ... Katherine Scorsby
Holmes Herbert ... John Scorsby
John Darrow ... Allan Scorsby
Eddie Kane Eddie Kane ... Taggart
Dorothy Revier ... Helene Deveridge
Jameson Thomas ... Martin Deveridge
Bryant Washburn ... Doctor
Aggie Herring Aggie Herring ... Mrs. McGillicuddy
Wilson Benge Wilson Benge ... Scorsby's 1st Butler
Fern Emmett ... Undetermined Secondary Role
Jack Shutta Jack Shutta ... Undetermined Secondary Role
Lloyd Ingraham ... Lansing - the Banker
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Sarah Crabtree was once a star of the stage, but has fallen on hard times--her apartment building has been condemned and torn down by the city, and she has nowhere to go. She writes to her friend, the wealthy and famous Lady Henrietta Scorsby, seeking help. She is soon notified that Henrietta--well known for her proclivity for travel to exotic l;locales--is missing in Africa's Gobi Desert. Devastated by the news, Sarah--who has a chronic heart condition--decides to end her days by impersonating the carefree and fun-loving Henrietta at the Long Island estate.of Henrietta's nephew John, who has only seen her once many years previously. She soon finds out that her friend's family is beset by a variety of problems, and she sets out to solve their problems before she dies. However, as it turns out, those problems may not be as easily solvable as Sarah thought. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1934 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was first telecast on New York City's pioneer television station W2XBS 18 July 1940. In the post-WWII era, its earliest documented telecast in Los Angeles occurred Sunday 21 September 1952 on KECA (Channel 7). See more »

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Henrietta Crosman
12 March 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Retired actress Henrietta Crosman has come to the end of the road. She is old, broke, and the boarding house she lives in has just been condemned. She writes her old friend, Lady Scoursby, for help, but Scoursby has disappeared. So Crosman impersonates her, moving into the home of the Lady's nephew, Holmes Herbert -- he has not seen her since he was a boy and he is a rich man....or so Miss Crosman thinks. The bank will not extend his loans, his wife is cheating on him, his son, William Bakewell, is indebted to a crooked gambler who has his forged checks, and his daughter, Dorothy Lee, wants to marry a young man of no social standing. So Miss Crosman uses her borrowed name and acting skills to set things right.

It's good to see Miss Lee try straight acting, away from Wheeler and Woolsey, even if she is not exceptional. That's because Miss Crosman pulls out all stops and is very entertaining in this potboiler directed by Charles Lamont from a script by Karl Brown. She was born in 1861 and was a power on the stage for many years. She acted in a few silents, but came to Hollywood in 1930, with THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY, and stayed for seven years. The highlight of her sound pictures is her starring role in Ford's PILGRIMAGE. She retired from the screen in 1937 and passed away in Pelham Manor, New York in 1944.


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