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Consolation Marriage (1931)

Passed | | Drama | 21 November 1931 (USA)
In prohibition-era Manhattan, shopkeeper Mary Brown loses Aubrey, her childhood sweetheart, when he marries a rich woman. Reporter Steve "Rollo" Porter has lost -his- childhood sweetheart, ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Sloane

Writers:

Bill Cunningham (by), Humphrey Pearson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Irene Dunne ... Mary Brown Porter
Pat O'Brien ... Steve Porter
John Halliday ... Jeff Hunter
Myrna Loy ... Elaine Brandon
Lester Vail ... Aubrey
Matt Moore ... The Colonel
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Storyline

In prohibition-era Manhattan, shopkeeper Mary Brown loses Aubrey, her childhood sweetheart, when he marries a rich woman. Reporter Steve "Rollo" Porter has lost -his- childhood sweetheart, Elaine, who has also married another. Mary and Steve become friends, and make a marriage of convenience, based on a shared sense of whimsical humor as well as their mutual losses. When their old loves re-enter their lives a few years later, Mary and Steve must decide what is really important to them. Written by Molly Malloy

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Taglines:

Jilted Once- She was Too Wise to Fall in Love Again. (Print Ad- Silver Creek News, ((Silver Creek NY)) 26 November 1931) See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Married in Haste See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The $50 Mary and Steve spend to spontaneously buy the puppy at the dog show would be equal to $782 in 2015. See more »

Goofs

When Steve returns to the newspaper after being in jail, as he is walking through the newsroom, a shadow of the camera following him falls across a column in the foreground. See more »

Connections

References Millie (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sidewalks of New York
(1894) (uncredited)
Music by Charles Lawlor and James W. Blake
Played offscreen on piano in a speakeasy
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Dunne, O'Brien, Loy All Great in Early Roles
9 April 2019 | by tr-83495See all my reviews

This is a touching comedy/drama for 1931 when they all were feeling the ropes of this new medium.


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