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Repent at Leisure (1941)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 4 April 1941 (USA)
A young man unknowingly falls for the boss' daughter.


Frank Woodruff


Jerome Cady (screen play) (as Jerry Cady), James Gow (story) | 1 more credit »


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Kent Taylor ... Richard Hughes
Wendy Barrie ... Emily Baldwin
George Barbier ... R.C. Baldwin
Thurston Hall ... Jay Buckingham
Charles Lane ... Clarence Morgan
Nella Walker ... Sally Baldwin
Rafael Storm ... Prince Paul Stephanie
Ruth Dietrich Ruth Dietrich ... Miss Flynn
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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

4 April 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Así se pierde un marido See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Made it's New York TV debut on 1 October 1956 on WOR (Channel 9). See more »

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Wendy Barrie (barely) carries this one
6 June 2019 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

At only 66 minutes, we knew this wasn't going to be a major work from RKO. Wendy Barrie stars as "Emily", about to be married to the Prince of something or other. But she's not happy, and laments that she doesn't really want to marry him anyway. She bumps into "Richard" (Kent Taylor), and they hit it off. Just one problem: Richard works in her own father's store ! Wendy Barrie starred in a bunch of the "Falcon" films as well as the "Saint" films. Kent Taylor did okay in hollywood, but looks like he never made the bigtime. and of course, Charles Lane is "Morgan", the manager; Lane played a HUGE number of bit parts over his LONG career, usually serious, somber roles, (bill collectors) who had to rain on someone's parade. So when the story has them telling lie after lie to Morgan to save their jobs, they get in deeper and deeper. It's all pretty silly. If you're old enough to know Three's Company, this is where Mr. Roper walks in and it all blows up! as usual, they could have avoided the whole thing if they had just told the truth. We rush through the whole story... it's okay, as a B movie. all over and done with pretty quickly. hard to buy into it all, since it's all built on un-necessary lies and mis-understandings. we were way into the hollywood film code by now, but a smidge prior to entering WWII. shows on Turner Classics. meh.

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