The Strange Love of Molly Louvain

The Strange Love of Molly Louvain

Director: Michael Curtiz Cast: Ann Dvorak, Lee Tracy, Richard Cromwell

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The Strange Love of Molly Louvain

Molly Louvain (Ann Dvorak) is a young woman working as a clerk at a hotel. The product of a broken home, abandoned by her mother at a young age, Molly seeks a better life for herself and hopes to be a better mother than the one she had. And she's attractive enough to draw men to her easily: Jimmy (Richard Cromwell), a young and naive bellboy, who truly loves her; Nick Grant (Leslie Fenton), an tough guy with big plans, not all of them legal, who is out for a good time; and Ralph Rogers (Donald Dillaway), an upper-class playboy, whom she hopes to marry. When she's abandoned by Ralph -- who doesn't know that she's pregnant -- Molly takes up with Nick, who leads her into a life of petty crime and two-bit thievery. She also has a daughter, whom she decides to protect by putting her in foster care. Meanwhile, her life with Nick draws her ever further into serious crime, culminating with the fatal shooting of a police officer. Identified as a suspect in the shooting, she goes into hiding with Jimmy, masquerading as husband and wife, in a rooming house where she meets Scotty Cornell (Lee Tracy), a cynical reporter who thinks he knows all there is to know about women, including Molly. They're drawn to each other despite her fear that Scotty will figure out who she is -- but he doesn't until it's too late, setting up a trap that gets Molly caught by the police.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/08/2009
UPC: 0883316225448
Original Release: 1932
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:13:00
Sales rank: 44,147

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ann Dvorak Molly Louvain
Lee Tracy Scotty Cornell
Richard Cromwell Jimmy
Guy Kibbee Pop
Leslie Fenton Nick Grant
Frank McHugh Skeets
Evelyn Knapp Sally
Charles B. Middleton Capt. Slade
Donald Dilloway Ralph
Thomas E. Jackson Actor
Ben Alexander College Boy
Harry Beresford Taxi Driver
Maurice Black Sally's Pal
William Burress Policeman
George Chandler Actor
Rychard Cramer Detective
Mary Doran Dance Hall Girl
Hank Mann Harley
Claire McDowell Mrs. Schiller
Willard Robertson Sgt. Murdoch
Harold Waldridge Bellboy
C. Henry Gordon Martin

Technical Credits
Michael Curtiz Director
James Borby Editor
Erwin S. Gelsey Screenwriter
Brown Holmes Screenwriter
Robert Kurrle Cinematographer
Hal B. Wallis Producer

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