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The Secret Bride (1934)

Approved | | Drama | 22 December 1934 (USA)
Before Ruth Vincent, daughter of a state governor, and state attorney general Robert Sheldon can announce their marriage, the governor is accused of bribe-taking. To avoid the appearance of... See full summary »

Director:

William Dieterle

Writers:

Leonard Ide (play), Tom Buckingham (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Stanwyck ... Ruth Vincent
Warren William ... Robert Sheldon
Glenda Farrell ... Hazel Normandie
Grant Mitchell ... Willis Martin
Arthur Byron ... Governor W.H. Vincent
Henry O'Neill ... Jim Lansdale
Douglass Dumbrille ... Dave Breeden (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Arthur Aylesworth ... Police Lt. Tom Nigard
Willard Robertson ... Representative Grosvenor
William B. Davidson ... Representative McPherson (as William Davidson)
Russell Hicks ... John F. Holdstock
Vince Barnett ... Drunk in Diner
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Storyline

Before Ruth Vincent, daughter of a state governor, and state attorney general Robert Sheldon can announce their marriage, the governor is accused of bribe-taking. To avoid the appearance of conflict of interest, they decide to keep their marriage secret. The political intrigue becomes more involved, and no one is quite what they seem. Soon Sheldon and Ruth must decide between saving the governor's career and an innocent person's life. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

His Secret Bride See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The $10,000 in supposed bribe money would equate to about $186,000 in 2018. See more »

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When Ruth goes to Robert's office after witnessing the debate in the state legislature, she tells him she has just returned from the Senate, not the House, where she had been watching the proceeding. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Things You Never See on the Screen (1935) See more »

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Poor Little Doll
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small film, great cast
4 August 2017 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Barbara Stanwyck is "The Secret Bride" in this 1934 film that also stars Warren William, Glenda Farrell, and Douglas Dumbrille. William is a DA who marries Stanwyck and then learns that her governor father may have taken a bribe to pardon a man, Holstock. Holstock's secretary is caught at the bank depositing $10,000, and later the man commits suicide. The couple decide not to announce they're married or it will look as if the DA is prejudiced.

Okay Warner Brothers story with a top cast and excellent camera work by William Dieterle. Most of the budget went for Stanwyck's clothes, which are gorgeous.

Stanwyck and William are two favorites of mine and make a fine couple. As the DA's secretary, Glenda Farrell does a good job as a woman who finds herself in a real pickle.

By today's standards - actually by most standards, this is a short film, but entertaining.


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