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Passion Flower (1930)

Passed | | Drama | 6 December 1930 (USA)
A bored society woman invites scandal and heartache when she falls in love with her low-born chauffeur.


William C. de Mille (uncredited)


Kathleen Norris (as Kathleen Norris' 'Passion Flower'), Martin Flavin (adaptation) | 2 more credits »


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Complete credited cast:
Kay Francis ... Dulce Morado
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Winter Hall ... Leroy Pringle
Lewis Stone ... Antonio Morado
Zasu Pitts ... Mrs. Harney
Dickie Moore ... Tommy Wallace


A bored society woman invites scandal and heartache when she falls in love with her low-born chauffeur.

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Wives Feared Her, Men Adored Her! (Print Ad- Larchmont Times, ((Larchmont, NY)) 29 January 1931)




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Release Date:

6 December 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flor da Paixão See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film's first telecast took place in Altoona PA Wednesday 24 April 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), followed by New Haven CT Thursday 30 April 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8); it first aired in Portland OR 18 October 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Columbus 19 November 1957 on WLW-C (Channel 4), in Honolulu 26 November 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Norfolk VA 17 December 1957 on WTAR (Channel 3), in Cincinnati 13 March 1958 on WLW-T (Channel 5), in Salt Lake City 19 March 1958 on KTVT (Channel 4), in Durham NC 21 April 1958 on WTVD (Channel 11), in Indianapolis 8 May 1958 on WLW-I (Channel 13), in Philadelphia 3 Jujly 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), and in San Francisco 10 November 1959 on KGO (Channel 7). Obviously eschewed by big city sponsors because of its age, forgotten players, and severely pre-code theme, these very qualities, along with an interesting title, seemed to endear it to less predominant markets, and today's cable TV viewers still welcome it on Turner Classic Movies. See more »


Dulce Morado: There are too many roads in the world already. They're confusing. Sometimes its hard to tell which one to take.
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22 February 2002 | by cadybSee all my reviews

Cecil's brother, William DeMille only directed one film after this one. After seeing Passion Flower, it's a wonder they let him do that one. Extremely old fashioned material made with no verve. With the exception of some lame Zasu Pitts comedy, all the performances are wooden and trite, even the usually interesting Bickford and Francis. The only moment of interest is a technical where Bickford and Francis have a discussion on a very windy hillside and the sound appears to be recorded on site. It would difficult with modern microphones, much less what they had in 1930. But it's not enough to make anyone want to sit through this rubbish.

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