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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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Drama | Romance

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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 »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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

Terrence Clarence 'Terry' Parker: Amy, there's something I've been saving to tell you, at this moment.
Amy Prentiss: Yes, Terry?
Terrence Clarence 'Terry' Parker: You've been a grand nurse, and certainly a grand companion. But... the job's over. You're free, Amy.
Amy Prentiss: But I don't want to be free. Freedom's overrated.
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Soundtracks

Cherie, I Love You
(1926) (uncredited)
Music by Lillian Goodman
Played at the amusement park
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Is he worth it?
25 July 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Kay Francis, George Brent, and Warren William star in this romantic love story directed by Frank Borzage. Living On Velvet is a typical tender romance that Borzage liked to direct. But he's done so much better with other films.

Warren William's character is too unreal. He and Kay Francis are an item until Brent appears in her life. Then William just steps aside and starts playing cupid. I don't see that in real life.

As for Brent he's a rich guy who likes to fly. That is until his parents and sister are killed in a crash that he walks away from. Then he becomes an irresponsible vagabond in need of a keeper. Francis decides to be said keeper. Why his salvation is so important we never do find out.

Living On Velvet has some plot similarities to another Borzage film Next Time We Love. It's sure not as good as The Mortal Storm or Three Comrades.

Nice, but not nearly as good as the aforementioned work.


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