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The Right to Romance (1933)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 17 November 1933 (USA)
Dr "Peggy" Simmons, a successful and respected plastic surgeon, encounters job stress beyond her control. Lacking a social side to her harried life and desperately seeking romance, she ... See full summary »

Director:

Alfred Santell

Writers:

Sidney Buchman (screen play), Henry McCarty (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann Harding ... Dr. Margaret Simmons
Robert Young ... Bobby Preble
Nils Asther ... Dr. Helmuth Heppling
Sari Maritza ... Lee Joyce
Irving Pichel ... Dr. Beck
Helen Freeman Helen Freeman ... Mrs. Preble
Stephen Chase ... Bunny Allen (as Alden Chase)
Delmar Watson ... Bill
Louise Carter ... First Face Lift Patient
Bramwell Fletcher ... Man with the Maceys
Patricia O'Brien Patricia O'Brien ... Eve Lane
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Dr "Peggy" Simmons, a successful and respected plastic surgeon, encounters job stress beyond her control. Lacking a social side to her harried life and desperately seeking romance, she travels to a beach-side resort for some R&R and becomes reacquainted with Bobby Preble, a devil-may-care playboy. They fall madly in love; but Peggy resists her temptations and soon returns to the many needy patients that rely on her unique talents. Preble follows, and nuptials soon follow. Will these two, being from different worlds and having dissimilar life outlooks, make their marriage work? Will old beaus intervene? Written by mbrindell

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Divina See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Bobby's plane, that he lands on the beach, is a 1930 Monocoupe 90A. First sold in 1928, it remained in production until the late 1940s. Only 324 of all variants were made. This plane - NC192K - is also seen in Flying Down to Rio (1932), Mariners of the Sky (1936), I'd Give My Life (1936), and Overland Stage Raiders (1938). See more »

Soundtracks

Paradise
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Played as dance music at a nightclub
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The Right To Romance (1933)
19 September 2005 | by jkarmanSee all my reviews

It's sad that there are now, one or two generations who don't know about Ann Harding. Why she isn't as memorable as other MGM headliners I'll never know. Thankfully, we have these well preserved films for their legacy to live on and to memorialize the art. The 'Right To Romance' has to be the BEST movie of 1933. It stands against competition that rate solid 9.9 and less but this rates truly a 10.0. Once watched, you will become a fan of Ann Harding who gives the strongest performance of her career. A well written story which allows Nils Asther to display his acting talent too, (which outshines Robert Montgomery). This movie is short, to the point, memorable and besides, an amazingly well written story. Blow the dust off this one and find a young friend who you'd like to turn onto an ageless but forgotten classic. I promise, you won't regret it.


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