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The Woman in Red (1935)

Approved | | Drama | 16 February 1935 (USA)
A polo player's wife becomes the mystery woman in a Long Island horsy-set murder trial.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Shelby Barret Wyatt
... John 'Johnny' Wyatt
... Mrs. 'Nicko' Nicholas
... Eugene 'Gene' Fairchild
... Dan McCall
... Mrs. Olga Goodyear
... Clayton - Defense Attorney
... Aunt Bettina
... Grandpa Wyatt
... Mrs. Casserly
... Wyatt Furness
... Foxall - Prosecuting Attorney (as Ed Van Sloan)
... Mooney
... Stuart Wyatt (as Gordon Elliott)
Frederick Vogeding ... Nels Erickson (as Fred Vogeding)
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Shelby Barrett (Barbara Stanwyck) rides show horses for wealthy widow "Nicko" Nicholas (Genevieve Tobin)and meets Johnny Wyatt (Gene Raymond), scion of a once-wealthy Long Island Family, but who now goes about the country riding polo ponies for "Nicko." Despite the efforts of "Nicko" and wealthy Gene Fairchild (John Eldredge), who is in love with Shelby, Johnny and Shelby are married. Shelby is treated frigidly by her snobby-but-broke in-laws, who frown even more when she and Johnny start handling the horses for wealthy neighbors on money Shelby had borrowed from Fairchild without telling her proud-but-broke husband. Matters aren't helped any when "Nicko" shows up and starts a gossip circuit directed against Shelby. When Johnny is away, Fairchild asks Shelby to help him entertain a wealthy client aboard his yacht. She tries to contact Johnny and fails but accepts the invitation. The customer shows up drunk with a likewise female companion, who manages to fall overboard and drown but ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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16 February 1935 (USA)  »

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A Mulher de Vermelho  »

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The $9,000 Johnny needs to fix up his place is the equivalent to over $156,000 in 2015. See more »

Quotes

Shelby Barret Wyatt: Nicko, I'm going to talk mighty fast and blunt. I want you to stop spreading lies about me.
Mrs. 'Nicko' Nicholas: What are you talking about?
Shelby Barret Wyatt: You wanted Johnny, I got him. Knowing your high standards of sportsmanship, is no surprise to me that you are a bad loser. You'd like Johnny's family to believe a lot of dirty gossip about me and Gene Fairchild. I'm warning you to shut up and take your loss like the lady you're not.
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Referenced in Café Society (2016) See more »

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I Only Have Eyes for You
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Gene Raymond
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Woman in Red, The (1935)

** (out of 4)

A horse jokey (Barbara Stanwyck) and a polo player (Gene Raymond) both make their living off of a rich woman (Genevieve Tobin) but when Stanwyck and Raymond elope it doesn't sit too well with Tobin. Soon Tobin shows up to try and steal the man since the new couple are quickly going broke. This is yet another quickie from Warner that lasts only 66-minutes but it feels much longer due to the screenplay being routine and the performances less than good. The love triangle has been done countless times but so has the going broke and looking for the rich woman routine. This film is unoriginal from start to finish and that's what eventually kills the film. Stanwyck sleepwalks through here role, which isn't the norm for her. Raymond gets credit for being one of the worst leading man I've seen from this period as he turns in a super dull performance. Tobin adds a little life to the film but she can't do much with the way her role is written. Edward Van Sloan has a brief cameo and is listed as "Ed" in the credits.


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