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Living on Velvet (1935)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 2 March 1935 (USA)
Terry Parker (George Brent) is shattered by the crash of his airplane which killed his parents and sister, and adopts a listless attitude toward life. But romance enters in the person of ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Borzage

Writers:

Jerry Wald (story and screen play), Julius J. Epstein (story and screen play) (as Julius Epstein)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kay Francis ... Amy Prentiss
Warren William ... Walter 'Gibraltar' Pritcham
George Brent ... Terrence Clarence 'Terry' Parker
Helen Lowell ... Aunt Martha Prentiss
Henry O'Neill ... Harold Thornton
Russell Hicks ... Major
Maude Turner Gordon Maude Turner Gordon ... Mrs. Parker
Samuel S. Hinds ... Henry L. Parker (as Samuel Hinds)
Martha Merrill Martha Merrill ... Cynthia Parker
Edgar Kennedy ... Counterman
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Storyline

Terry Parker (George Brent) is shattered by the crash of his airplane which killed his parents and sister, and adopts a listless attitude toward life. But romance enters in the person of Amy Prentiss (Kay Francis), the girl friend of his best friend, Gibraltar (Warren William), who graciously lets love take its course and even helps the couple get married and get located. Amy tries to steer Terry out of his irresponsible ways but fails and eventually leaves him, only to be reunited when called to Terry's side after he has been in an automobile crash. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

WHICH LOVER WILL KAY OKAY? Help Kay pick a man! It's the most exciting game you've ever played...(Print Ad- Border Cities Star, ((Windsor PO)) 3 June 1935)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Att älska är att leva See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The "wavishing Kay Fwancis" actually mocked herself in this film for her well-known trouble in pronouncing the letter "R." When George Brent's character notices that her "april" comes out sounding like "apwil," he forces her to repeat "around the rugged rocks the ragged rascals ran," which comes out "awound the wugged wocks the wagged wascals wan." See more »

Goofs

There should be no mountains visible in the background of the Long Island estate, yet there are. See more »

Quotes

Amy Prentiss: Terry, listen...
Terrence Clarence 'Terry' Parker: Yes dear?
Amy Prentiss: [reading from a telegram that just arrived] "Livewright offers twenty a share for Overland Express. Congratulations, Walter."
Terrence Clarence 'Terry' Parker: Fancy that, now.
Amy Prentiss: How many shares we got?
Terrence Clarence 'Terry' Parker: I don't know.
Amy Prentiss: Didn't you say 400?
Terrence Clarence 'Terry' Parker: That's right.
Amy Prentiss: Terry! We're plutocrats! We're worth 8,000 dollars! Oh, my darling!
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Soundtracks

Cherie, I Love You
(1926) (uncredited)
Music by Lillian Goodman
Played at the amusement park
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Unbelievably BAD for a Kay Francis-George Brent movie!!!
17 April 2019 | by fairweatherfanSee all my reviews

Well, I have to start by saying that my hubby and I only watched maybe one-third of this movie before turning it off and switching to another TCM recording - and we are both bigtime George Brent and Kay Francis fans, especially when they are together! Kay looked lovely (in her lovely gowns), and George was charming (and I've always liked Warren William) but the plot was TOTALLY UNBELIEVABLE! This is one of those films where you really have to "suspend disbelief."


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