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The Rich Are Always with Us (1932)

TV-G | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 May 1932 (USA)
A socialite gets a divorce but can't keep out of her ex-husband's life.

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Writers:

Ethel Pettit (based on the novel of the same name by) (as E. Pettit), Austin Parker (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ruth Chatterton ... Caroline Grannard
George Brent ... Julian Tierney
Bette Davis ... Malbro
John Miljan ... Greg Grannard
Adrienne Dore ... Allison Adair
John Wray ... Clark Davis
Robert Warwick ... The Doctor
Walter Walker Walter Walker ... Dante
Virginia Hammond ... Flo
Berton Churchill ... Judge Bradshaw (as Burton Churchill)
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Storyline

The ten year marriage of of Caroline Van Dyke and Greg Grannard is falling apart. A young woman, Allison, plots to become his second wife. Caroline's friend, novelist Julian, has long loved her and now sees his chance, but she refuses him and goes to Paris to file for divorce. Julian follows but on hearing that Greg has fallen on financial hardship Caroline returns to help him. Greg tells Caroline that his now-wife Allison is pregnant and Caroline realizes that she loves Julian and to travel to China with him and be married. Allison and Greg have a bitter row in the car, which then smashes into a tree killing Allison and injuring Greg. Caroline tells Julian she will stay with Greg until he is well, but marries Julian in the hospital with a promise to join him as soon as she can. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Sumptuous portrayal of sensuous society in the perfumed fragrance of Park Avenue and Paris boudoirs. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

21 May 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En natt i kärlek See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The scene in this movie where George Brent lights two cigarettes and passes one to Ruth Chatterton is similar to one in 1942 movie Now Voyager which star Bette Davis who was a supporting player here. Most people incorrectly think that the idea was original to the 1942 film. See more »

Goofs

There's a scene in which, first Caroline's (Ruth Chatterton) suitor (George Brent) refers to his wristwatch, and then a moment later, her ex-husband played by John Miljan refers to his wristwatch...both watches are represented by identical footage in which the very same Elgin wristwatch is shown. See more »

Quotes

Caroline Grannard: Julian, how'd you get away? What'd you say?
Julian Tierney: Say? I didn't say anything. A paid a native cab man, double his fare, to gallop all the way to the airport and got a plane to take me out of the country. I didn't want to linger in any Chink jail.
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Crazy Credits

Card at beginning:

1900

after a few minutes... 1920. then... 1930... See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Shine On, Harvest Moon
(1908) (uncredited)
Music by Nora Bayes
Second tune played at the charity gambling event
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Bette Davis is wonderful in an otherwise routine film.
2 February 2000 | by MacocoSee all my reviews

Although the film reads as a fairly typical marriage / divorce romance film, Bette Davis stands out as a feisty third wheel to George Brent and Ruth Chatterton. She is at her most playful and spirited in the scene in Brent's apartment before he leaves for Europe. Wonderful stuff.


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