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The Girl from 10th Avenue (1935)

Approved | | Drama | 1 June 1935 (USA)
A lawyer impulsively marries a stranger after his fiancée dumps him.

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Writers:

Charles Kenyon (adaptation), Charles Kenyon (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bette Davis ... Miriam Brady
Ian Hunter ... Geoffrey Sherwood
Colin Clive ... John Marland
Alison Skipworth ... Agnes Martin
John Eldredge ... Hugh Brown
Phillip Reed ... Tony Hewlett
Katharine Alexander ... Valentine
Helen Jerome Eddy ... Miss Mansfield
Bill Elliott ... James (as Gordon Elliott)
Edward McWade ... Art Clerk
Adrian Rosley Adrian Rosley ... Marcel
André Cheron André Cheron ... Max (as Andre Cheron)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vesey O'Davoren Vesey O'Davoren ... Servant (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

When his fiancée Valentine dumps him, prominent lawyer Geoffrey Sherwood goes on a bender and winds up married to a stranger, Miriam Brady. They decide to give their marriage a chance. Their landlady, a one-time Floradora girl, offers to help Miriam become refined. Successful again, Geoffrey is approached ("if only we were free") by Valentine. Miriam tells Valentine off in no uncertain terms. Geoffrey moves into his club where Valentine's husband tells him he is a fool to leave Miriam. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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a Shop Girl shows a Society Leader what it takes to Hold a Man!

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

1 June 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La chica de la Décima Avenida See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Geoffrey toasts Miriam after their marriage, he says, "I'm the bottom, you're the top." This is the punch line of the Cole Porter song "You're the Top," which was a big hit at the time. See more »

Goofs

When Mr.Brown is riding in the cab with Mr. Hewlett on the way to the wedding, he is wearing a brooch pin on his jacket lapel alongside his carnation. But in the following cut in the drug store phone booth, Mr. Brown is no longer wearing a brooch. See more »

Quotes

Geoffrey Sherwood: Now I'm in oil.
Hugh Brown: So is a sardine.
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Connections

Remake of Outcast (1928) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played on an organ after the wedding
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.......and the guy from 5th Avenue
21 May 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The Girl From 10th Avenue is one of those B programmers that the brothers Warner were throwing Bette Davis into before they realized what a talent they had. She had already done and got rave reviews for Of Human Bondage, but it made not a whiff of difference. She was a few films from her consolation Oscar for Dangerous.

When Davis got films really beneath her she just went full blown Bette with the voice and the mannerisms that impressionists made a living on for decades. In this film she's a shopgirl who lives in Hell's Kitchen on 10th Avenue who happens to aid a 5th Avenue playboy Ian Hunter when he's been out on a toot. The two wind up married. But can they make a go of it and can Bette fit in with the society just five city blocks from her roots.

This was another Depression Era plot, the shopgirl who marries well and tries to make a go of it. Joan Crawford over at MGM was well known for these roles, though the best of them was the gold digging Crystal in The Women. Davis has to deal with Katharine Alexander who Hunter had broken off with and Hunter has Alexander's ex-husband Colin Clive as a confidante.

Who really scores well is Alison Skipworth who back in the day was a Floradora girl who made a society catch of her own. Skipworth shows Davis the ropes in her own inimitable style.

The Girl From 10th Avenue gets a couple of notches higher rating simply because Davis pushes it up.


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