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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 »

Director:

Edward Ludwig

Writers:

Leon Gordon (screen play), Otis Garrett (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Lukas ... Robert Lenhart
Madge Evans ... Maxine Bennett
Helen Vinson ... Eve Lenhart
May Robson ... Emma Shaw
David Holt ... Bill Lenhart (as David Jack Holt)
Ralph Forbes ... Felix Shaw
Catherine Doucet ... Jean Oliver (as Catharine Doucet)
Beryl Mercer ... Mrs. Williams
Minor Watson ... Mr. Adams
Shirley Ross ... Dotty
Stuart Casey Stuart Casey ... Miles
Adrian Morris Adrian Morris ... Gus
George Irving ... Judge
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La edad indiscreta See more »

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Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Several cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names, if any): Bert Roach (Rotarian), Ginger Connolly (Jimmy), Ray Cooke (Bellhop) and Paul Stanton. The character of Jimmy is mentioned as working in Lenhart's office. The Hollywood Rerporter's production charts also listed Samuel S. Hinds and Mary Jo Mathews as cast members, but they also were not seen. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

The First Noël
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Traditional
Played on piano by Madge Evans
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Almost like "Kramer Versus Kramer" decades and decades earlier.
17 February 2013 | by MartinHaferSee 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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