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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 »

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Complete credited cast:
... Mary
... Tommie
... Lord Rexford
... Aunt Hetty
... Erskine (as Skeets Gallagher)
... Fenwick
... Sylvia
... Percy
Earl Oxford ... Freddie
... Celeste
... Bertie
Marilyn Spinner ... Pamela (as Baby Marilyn Spinner)
Phyllis Coghlan ... Nurse (as Phillis Coghlan)
Howard Chaldecott ... Ransome
... Bollard
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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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"When a Woman Loves!"

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Drama | Romance

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30 March 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die nackte Wahrheit  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Snow was trucked in from the Sierra Mountains for use in the Alpine scene. See more »

Goofs

After Mary kisses Pamela for daddy, the book laying on the bed disappears in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

House Detective: Do you speak French, Madam?
Mary: I do, but I'm not in the mood. What is it?
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Featured in Complicated Women (2003) 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 returned to the screen after an absence of over a year!
22 September 1998 | by See all my reviews

When producer Irving Thalberg fell ill in 1932, he and his wife, Norma Shearer, left Hollywood and went on an extended tour of Europe. Returning to M-G-M in 1933, he produced this film under his new contract and cast Norma in the lead role. It was not the hit Thalberg had hoped for, but the public was grateful to see Norma Shearer again, despite the weak script.


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