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The Magnificent Lie (1931)

A nightclub singer, taking pity on a blind soldier, pretends that she is the woman he once loved before he was wounded.

Director:

Berthold Viertel

Writers:

Vincent Lawrence, Leonard Merrick (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ruth Chatterton ... Poll
Ralph Bellamy ... Bill Childers
Stuart Erwin ... Elmer Graham
Françoise Rosay ... Rosa Duchêne
Sam Hardy ... Larry
Charles Boyer ... Jacques
Tyler Brooke Tyler Brooke ... Pierre LeCoeur
Tyrell Davis ... Clarence
Jean Del Val ... Stage Manager
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A nightclub singer, taking pity on a blind soldier, pretends that she is the woman he once loved before he was wounded.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den underbara lögnen See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Remake of Fool's Paradise (1921) See more »

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