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Jennie Gerhardt (1933)

Jennie Gerhardt is a destitute young woman. While working in a hotel in Columbus, Ohio, Jennie meets George Brander, a United State Senator, who becomes infatuated with her. He helps her family and declares his wish to marry her.

Director:

Marion Gering

Writers:

Theodore Dreiser (novel), S.K. Lauren (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sylvia Sidney ... Jennie Gerhardt
Donald Cook ... Lester Kane
Mary Astor ... Letty Pace
Edward Arnold ... Sen. Brander
H.B. Warner ... William Gerhardt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louise Carter ... Mrs. Gerhardt
Cora Sue Collins ... Vesta at Age 6
Dorothy Libaire ... Louise Kane
Greta Meyer ... Ada
Gilda Storm Gilda Storm ... Vesta at Age 17
Theodore von Eltz ... Robert Kane
Walter Walker Walter Walker ... Archibald Kane
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Storyline

Jennie Gerhardt is a destitute young woman. While working in a hotel in Columbus, Ohio, Jennie meets George Brander, a United State Senator, who becomes infatuated with her. He helps her family and declares his wish to marry her.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fiel ao Seu Amor See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Theodore Dreiser, upon whose 1911 novel the movie is based, was so pleased with the adaptation after seeing a preview that he sent a telegram to Paramount boss B.P. Schulberg, saying, "Jennie moving improvisation upon my theme, excellently cast, beautifully interpreted." See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Gerhardt: Well, Jennie, it can't be helped. We all have to go some time. Jennie, what is it? I didn't know you cared for him so much.
Jennie Gerhardt: He was on his way back to marry me.
Mrs. Gerhardt: But you haven't seen him for months. Have you?
Jennie Gerhardt: I saw him the night Bass got out of jail.
Mrs. Gerhardt: Your father must never know.
Jennie Gerhardt: He'll have to know... some time.
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Based on the novel by Theodore Dreiser - The celebrated record of a woman's life See more »

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Fine Vehicle for Sylvia Sidney
14 March 2015 | by FANatic-10See all my reviews

This Paramount adaptation of a Theodore Dreiser novel (whose "An American Tragedy" Sylvia Sidney had starred in two years previously) gives Sidney another juicy role in a well filmed melodrama, a classic "women's film". Donald Cook is also excellent as Jennie's life-long love and Edward Arnold too, in a smaller but key role. My only disappointment was that Mary Astor, who makes a vivid impression, has a relatively nothing part to play and her screen time is limited. Rarely seen, like many early Paramount films, try to catch this if you see it, especially if you are a fan of big, weepy 1930's female star vehicles, ala "Stella Dallas" or "Back Street".


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