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The Past of Mary Holmes (1933)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 20 January 1933 (USA)
An alcoholic former opera singer (Helen MacKellar) resents the promising career of her son (Eric Linden) and his recent engagement to an actress (Jean Arthur).

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Rex Beach (story "The Goose Woman"), Marion Dix (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Helen MacKellar ... Mary Holmes
Eric Linden ... Geoffrey Holmes
Jean Arthur ... Joan Hoyt
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ... Ben Pratt
Ivan F. Simpson ... Jacob Riggs
Clay Clement Clay Clement ... G.K. Ethridge
J. Carrol Naish ... Gary Kent
Roscoe Ates ... Bill-poster Klondike
Rochelle Hudson ... Betty
John Sheehan ... Tom Kincaid
Franklin Parker Franklin Parker ... Brooks
Edward J. Nugent ... Flanagan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jane Darwell
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Storyline

A famous opera singer,Mary Holmes (Helen MacKellar), loses her voice takes to the gin bottle, and plunges herself and her son, Geoffrey (Eric Linden), , whom she blames for her impairment, into a gutter existence. To get revenge and her name in the newspapers again, she concocts a story about Geoffrey killing an oily- suave man-about-town. Complications follow before mother-love takes over. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A DRAMA OF YOUNG LOVE...SMOTHERED BY A MOTHER'S LOVE! (original poster-all caps)

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Goose Woman See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was preceded by The Big Cage (1933) in some theaters during it's original release. See more »

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Remake of The Goose Woman (1925) See more »

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