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Brilliant Marriage (1936)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 25 March 1936 (USA)
The daughter of rich socialites meets a French woman at a party. The woman reveals that the girl is adopted and that her birth mother was a murderer. Ashamed, the girl runs away from home and falls for the wrong man.

Director:

Phil Rosen

Writers:

Ursula Parrott (novel), Paul Perez (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Marsh ... Madge Allison
Ray Walker ... Garry Dane
Hugh Marlowe ... Richard G. Taylor III (as John Marlowe)
Ann Codee ... Yvette Duval
Inez Courtney ... Sally Patrick
Holmes Herbert ... Mr. Rodney Allison
Olive Tell ... Mrs. Jane Taylor
Barbara Bedford ... Brenda
Doris Lloyd ... Mrs. Madeleine Allison
Robert Adair Robert Adair ... Thorne - the Butler
Dick Elliott ... Newspaper Editor
Herbert Ashley Herbert Ashley ... Police Captain
Kathryn Sheldon Kathryn Sheldon ... Ellen - the Maid
Victor Wong ... Wong
George Cleveland ... Bartender
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The daughter of rich socialites meets a French woman at a party. The woman reveals that the girl is adopted and that her birth mother was a murderer. Ashamed, the girl runs away from home and falls for the wrong man.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1936 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Decent, Not Brilliant Movie
26 May 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Park Avenue deb Joan Marsh is almost ready to marry Hugh Marlowe in his screen debut, when she discovers she is adopted; her mother is in prison for life in France as accessory to murder of her father. She brilliantly reacts to this by spending a lot of time in Greenwich Village, where they make bad rum punch, and where she meets newspaperman Ray Walker, a sort of cut-rate Clark Gable from It HAPPENED ONE NIGHT. Since she figures she's not fit for decent society, she decides to marry him and go off to the South Seas with him. However, his jilted girlfriend, newspaperwoman Inez Courtney, is present to stir the plot whenever it looks like this will happen.

Once you get past the idiotic premise, it's a decent and efficiently run Poverty Row effort directed by Phil Rosen. He had ascended from the ranks of cameramen to director and was making a name for himself when sound came along and knocked him back into the Bs and although his sound output was never distinguished, he worked steadily through the end of the 1940s, just shortly before his death. This was just one of nine movies he directed in 1936!


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