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Slightly Married (1932)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 15 October 1932 (USA)
Mary Smith is picked up by the police and is about to be sentenced, in night court, to jail for vagrancy. But a stranger, Jimmy Martin, stands up and tells the judge that Mary was waiting ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Mary McCarthy (original story), Mary McCarthy (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Evalyn Knapp ... Mary Smith
Walter Byron ... Jimmy Martin
Marie Prevost ... Nellie Gordon
Jason Robards Sr. ... Jack Haines
Robert Ellis ... Brandon
Dorothy Christy ... Marjorie
Clarissa Selwynne ... Mrs. Martin
Phillips Smalley ... Mr. Martin
Herbert Evans ... Hodges
Lloyd Ingraham ... Judge
Mary Foy ... Landlady
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Storyline

Mary Smith is picked up by the police and is about to be sentenced, in night court, to jail for vagrancy. But a stranger, Jimmy Martin, stands up and tells the judge that Mary was waiting for him and they were going to be married. A minister stands up and offers to perform the ceremony. Mary is appreciative to her 'new' husband for saving her from jail, but she sees him as a rich playboy who got drunk and decided to be gallant. She tells him to move on, but he persists on taking care of his wife. Just as she has decided that she loves him, his parents show up with a wealth of objections. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A snappy full-length comedy-romance! (original poster)

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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[first lines]
Judge: Well, Mary Smith, I've heard some funny alibis, but yours takes the prize. You were waiting on a street corner for a man who is going to marry you. Are you sure he knew which corner you were going to be on?
Mary Smith: Well, you see, I had been standing on the corner some time, when a man came along and asked me if I could use some money. He smiled so kindly that I thought that he perhaps realized that I needed some. You see, I've been out of work a long time.
Judge: But if you knew you were going to ...
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More than slightly worth while
11 December 2018 | by westerfieldalfredSee all my reviews

Slightly married is a mixture of comedy, drama and tragedy. Richard Thorpe, who seems to have directed every poverty row feature in the early 30s, shows his professionalism in pulling this mixture off. It could have been bathos, but it isn't. It could have been ridiculous, but it isn't. And it could have been horrifying but it isn't. Instead, it's a programmer that rises above standard fare. The subject is handled with taste and delicacy. The leads are more than adequate to carry it off. Despite the improbability of the situation, the film is believable, and worth watching..


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Strange Marriage See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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