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Pre-Code Hollywood Collection
     

Pre-Code Hollywood Collection

Director: Alexander Hall, Cary Grant, Dorothy Arzner, Erle C. Kenton

Cast: Alexander Hall, Cary Grant, Dorothy Arzner, Erle C. Kenton

 
This Depression-era melodrama chronicles the travails of a wealthy family that is nearly destroyed by a wife's compulsive gambling. The trouble begins when the Long Island housewife loses 10-grand while gambling in a club. Trying hard to conceal this enormous loss from her hubby, she embezzles from a charity fund and tries to win back the fortune by playing the market

Overview

This Depression-era melodrama chronicles the travails of a wealthy family that is nearly destroyed by a wife's compulsive gambling. The trouble begins when the Long Island housewife loses 10-grand while gambling in a club. Trying hard to conceal this enormous loss from her hubby, she embezzles from a charity fund and tries to win back the fortune by playing the market. Unfortunately, it fails and she is forced to take money from a wealthy fellow who has just come back from Asia. When her husband finds out, he pays the money to the cad, but he wants the wife instead. When he insists, the wife shoots him dead. A trial ensues, and there, the devoted husband sacrifices himself by taking the rap until his wife bursts in and admits her wrongdoing.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/07/2009
UPC:
0025195051910
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
7:00:00
Sales rank:
30,472

Special Features

Forbidden Film: The Production Code Era

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cary Grant Actor,Romer Sheffield
Carl Brisson Eric Lander
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Performer
Larry "Buster" Crabbe Don Jackson
Sylvia Sidney Joan Prentice,Actress
Tallulah Bankhead Elsa Carlyle,Actress
Claudette Colbert Sally Trent/Mimi Benton,Actress
Fredric March Jerry Corbett,Actor
Ida Lupino Barbara Hilton,Actress
Irving Pichel Hardy Livingston
Kitty Carlisle Actress,Anne Ware
Nancy Carroll Ruth Brock,Actress
Victor McLaglen Bill Murdock
Adrianne Allen Claire Hempstead
Harvey Stephens Jeffrey Carlyle
Jack Oakie Jack Ellery
Randolph Scott Bill Fadden,Actor
Ricardo Cortez Tony Cummings
Toby Wing Sally
David Manners Michael Gardner
Edward Woods Conny Billop
James Gleason Dan Healey
Jay Fassett Terrell
Gertrude Michael Rita Ross
Lillian Bond Eva Randolph
Lyda Roberti Dora
Donald Smith Larry Williams
Baby Le Roy Bobbie
Dorothy Stickney Norma Watson

Technical Credits
Alexander Hall Director
Dorothy Arzner Director
Erle C. Kenton Director
George Abbott Director
Mitchell Leisen Director
William Seiter Director
George Somnes Director
William A. Seiter Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Cheat/Merrily We Go To Hell
1. Main Titles [1:30]
2. Welcome Home [4:25]
3. Feeling Lucky [3:48]
4. Open Invitation [2:17]
5. A Strange Man [5:24]
6. Financial Woes [3:20]
7. Milk Money [1:51]
8. Iou [5:18]
9. Hot Tip [1:33]
10. On a Hunch [1:47]
11. In Costume [1:49]
12. High-Priced Proposal [6:39]
13. Worth a Million [4:49]
14. Broken Promise [7:47]
15. Behind Bars [7:19]
16. The Truth Comes Out [5:41]
17. Beginning Again [1:26]
18. End Titles [:47]
1. Main Titles [1:41]
2. A Little Drunk [7:13]
3. A Little Late [8:32]
4. Cause For Celebration [1:51]
5. On a Binge [2:41]
6. The Value of Money [5:32]
7. Husband & Wife [8:16]
8. Getting Out [5:29]
9. Old Habits [2:10]
10. Opening Night [4:29]
11. On the Rocks [10:24]
12. Modern Marriage [2:45]
13. Single Lives [2:24]
14. Doctor's Orders [3:25]
15. Gone Packing [7:41]
16. Returned to Sender [2:00]
17. My Baby [5:56]
18. End Titles [:42]
Disc #2 -- Hot Saturday/Torch Singer
1. Main Titles [1:26]
2. How About a Date? [7:21]
3. Open Invitation [2:15]
4. Payday [5:52]
5. Have a Drink [3:06]
6. Private Stroll [6:43]
7. Willow Springs [2:13]
8. Taken for a Ride [3:50]
9. Long Night [6:57]
10. Old Acquaintance [3:54]
11. Spreading Rumors [3:44]
12. Family Disgrace [5:18]
13. Weathering the Storm [5:15]
14. Engaging News [2:14]
15. The In-Crowd [2:25]
16. Cutting In [7:09]
17. Lies to Truths [2:47]
18. End Titles [:42]
1. Main Titles [1:25]
2. Expectant Mothers [4:30]
3. Sticking Together [3:10]
4. Cry Baby [3:43]
5. On the Dole [3:01]
6. Up for Adoption [4:22]
7. At Liberty [7:10]
8. Aunt Jenny [6:05]
9. Bedtime Bargain [3:16]
10. Good Night Song [4:48]
11. Fan Letters [2:50]
12. Never Forgotten [5:43]
13. Look Who's Here [4:48]
14. Search for Baby [3:42]
15. Carry On [3:13]
16. Pull Yourself Together [5:20]
17. The Both of Us [3:51]
18. End Titles [:40]
Disc #3 -- Murder At The Vanities/Search For Beauty
1. Main Titles [1:46]
2. Forgotten Tickets [4:52]
3. Harmful Intentions [7:23]
4. Calling in Law Enforcement [5:21]
5. Attempt at Blackmail [7:24]
6. At Any Cost [6:50]
7. Corpse In the Rafters [4:39]
8. Pin Through the Heart [4:17]
9. Police Interrogation [8:20]
10. The Rhapsody [2:53]
11. Gunned Down [5:40]
12. Debt of Gratitude [5:09]
13. Don't Say a Word [3:43]
14. Shot in the Back [5:43]
15. Precautionary Measure [6:00]
16. How It Happened [3:07]
17. Confession of Guilt [5:36]
18. End Titles [:37]
1. Main Titles [1:31]
2. On the Level [3:30]
3. Athletic Champions [5:00]
4. Health and Exercise [6:23]
5. Quick Circulation [6:07]
6. The Perfect Youth [1:31]
7. Conflict of Interest [3:07]
8. Rotten Rag [4:54]
9. Half the Farm [6:18]
10. Health Acres [2:33]
11. Cheap and Tricky [4:13]
12. Contest Winners [5:30]
13. Symphony of Health [6:27]
14. Breaking the Rules [6:32]
15. Lights Out! [2:17]
16. Partners for Life [3:40]
17. Whistle Gaily [7:16]
18. End Titles [:36]

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