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Age of Indiscretion (1935)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 10 May 1935 (USA)
A book publisher finds his business floundering, which prompts his socially ambitious wife to desert him for a society millionaire, leaving him with their young son. The publisher's ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Robert Lenhart
... Maxine Bennett
... Eve Lenhart
... Emma Shaw
... Bill Lenhart (as David Jack Holt)
... Felix Shaw
... Jean Oliver (as Catharine Doucet)
... Mrs. Williams
... Mr. Adams
... Dotty
Stuart Casey ... Miles
Adrian Morris ... Gus
... Judge
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A book publisher finds his business floundering, which prompts his socially ambitious wife to desert him for a society millionaire, leaving him with their young son. The publisher's fortunes improve dramatically, however, when a best-selling romance novelist decides to publish her new book with his firm. In the meantime, his ex-wife has married the millionaire, and she and her new mother-in-law come up with a plan to sue her ex-husband for custody of the boy. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Drama | Romance

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10 May 1935 (USA)  »

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La edad indiscreta  »

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(Turner library print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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A print of this film survives at the UCLA Film and Television Archives; it's also in the Turner Classic Movies library. See more »

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In their bedroom, when Robert is explaining to his wife how his publishing business has declined, Eve's position on the bed changes from leaning back on her right arm to sitting upright between shots. See more »

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Silent Night, Holy Night
(1818) (uncredited)
Music by Franz Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
English lyrics anonymous
Played on piano by Madge Evans and sung in English by her, Paul Lukas and David Holt
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Almost like "Kramer Versus Kramer" decades and decades earlier.
17 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

Robert Lenhart (Paul Lukas) is a publisher who is having hard times with his business. His 'loving wife' decides that she doesn't want to be shackled to a poor man and a child, so she leaves and marries a millionaire. Surprisingly, Lenhart's business turns around and he and the boy make a good life for themselves. However, the wife's new mother-in-law (May Robson) likes the boy and decides she MUST have the child--so the mother and step-father return and try to take custody of the boy. What happens next? See the film.

This film is an unusual tear-jerker because it's an awful lot like "Kramer Versus Kramer"--but almost 50 years earlier. While the final courtroom scene is a bit contrived, it is also heartfelt and satisfying. Overall, a nice old film that I enjoyed from start to finish. Better than I expected.


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