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Riptide (1934)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 30 March 1934 (USA)
Park Avenue party-girl Mary (Norma Shearer) and staid English nobleman, Lord Phillip Rexford (Herbert Marshall) are married on a lark, they live happily in London. He must travel to America... See full summary »

Director:

Edmund Goulding

Writer:

Edmund Goulding
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Norma Shearer ... Mary
Robert Montgomery ... Tommie
Herbert Marshall ... Lord Rexford
Mrs. Patrick Campbell ... Aunt Hetty
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ... Erskine (as Skeets Gallagher)
Ralph Forbes ... Fenwick
Lilyan Tashman ... Sylvia
Arthur Jarrett ... Percy
Earl Oxford Earl Oxford ... Freddie
Helen Jerome Eddy ... Celeste
George K. Arthur ... Bertie
Marilyn Spinner Marilyn Spinner ... Pamela (as Baby Marilyn Spinner)
Phyllis Coghlan Phyllis Coghlan ... Nurse (as Phillis Coghlan)
Howard Chaldecott Howard Chaldecott ... Ransome
Halliwell Hobbes ... Bollard
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Storyline

Park Avenue party-girl Mary (Norma Shearer) and staid English nobleman, Lord Phillip Rexford (Herbert Marshall) are married on a lark, they live happily in London. He must travel to America on business leaving her home alone. Lord Rexford's aunt invites Mary on a trip to the Riviera where she runs into an old flame, Tommie Treal (Robert Montgomery). Under the spell of the sea breezes and the Mediterranean moon (a semi-excuse for adultery to keep Queen Norma's image clean, as this was a post-Production Code film), Mary is the "innocent" victim of a romantic escapade that makes headlines as well as the scandal sheets. None of Mary's explanations can soothe Lord Phillip, his cold indifference drives Mary, who fights against it (a minor and feeble struggle at best), closer to Tommie. As the two lovers surrender to their ardor, Lord R. learns from his lawyer that Mary had been telling the truth, and he calls for her to join him in Cannes with a clean slate. O.K, but as Chief White Eagle ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

"When a Woman Loves!"

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die nackte Wahrheit See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Features a rare screen appearance by legendary stage actress Mrs. Patrick Campbell, whose manner and appearance resemble those of her peer, Constance Collier. See more »

Goofs

The length and styling of Norma Shearer's hair repeatedly changes from scene to scene and from one sequence to another. See more »

Quotes

Aunt Hetty: Oh, his father! He was such a gay old buck. Oh, the naughty old devil.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Party (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

La Marseillaise
(1792) (uncredited)
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Played at the dock as part of the score
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Norma Shearer was the best
7 September 1999 | by AaronPKSee all my reviews

She was incredible. This movie quickly jumps forward in time, but the dialogue between Mary (Norma) and Trent was great. If only she had kept making movies and not ended so abruptly.

No movies today compare to Riptide (which was controversial at the time)


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