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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 »




Complete credited cast:
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 Alcayde ... Prince Paul Stephanie (as Rafael Storm)
Ruth Dietrich Ruth Dietrich ... Miss Flynn
Cecil Cunningham ... Mrs. Morgan
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ... Rufe (as 'Snowflake' Toones)


With the support of her wealthy New York City department store owner father Robert Cornelius Baldwin (R.C. in more casual circumstances), Emily Baldwin stands up her older fiancé Prince Paul Stephanie, who she knows is just a fortune hunter after the fineries the Baldwin money can buy, at the altar, and with only her wedding dress on her back, runs off in search of true love, whether it be with a millionaire or a truck driver. She will only let her father know of her movements through New York City, while she will let her mother, who would have wanted her to marry the Prince, believe that she has run off to California. Emily believes she's found her man in Richard Hughes, who she meets atop a double-decker bus in what was an act of good Samaritanism on his part. While all he initially believes about her is that she is a model at a department store (she not divulging her true identity in wanting him to want her not for her money), all she knows about him is that he wants to get ahead ... Written by Huggo

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


R.C. Baldwin: And I'd much rather see you give up this heel-clicker now than I would see your heart broken with a divorce at the end of the year.
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Surprisingly Good
19 November 2005 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

This is a variation on the runaway bride plot. Wendy Barrie, generally not a favorite of mine, is likable as said lady. She runs out on her would-be groom as the movie is opening. Her goal is to meet a man not interested in her department store-owner father's money. Enter Kent Taylor.

Taylor is rather wooden. But his character is meant to be stolid, though honorable. They make a cute couple, through ups and downs.

The supporting cast is uniformly good. And the plot doesn't seem forced. It has plenty of variations on the standard theme and is a nice way to pass some time.

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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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