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Other Men's Women (1931)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 17 January 1931 (USA)
Events take an unhappy turn for two Bill and Jack, two locomotive engineers, after Bill is attracted to his best friend's wife.

Director:

William A. Wellman

Writers:

Maude Fulton (by), Maude Fulton (screen adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Grant Withers ... Bill
Mary Astor ... Lily
Regis Toomey ... Jack
James Cagney ... Ed
Fred Kohler ... Haley
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Peg-Leg
Joan Blondell ... Marie
Lillian Worth ... Waitress
Walter Long ... Bixby
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Storyline

Railroad fireman Bill White is a carefree ladies' man with an irresponsible streak. His buddy Jack Kulper, an engineer, is more solid and reliable. Bill comes to stay a while with Jack and his wife Lily. Bill and Lily fall in love, but not wishing to hurt Jack, Bill leaves without explanation. When Jack confronts Bill about his suspicions, the two fight and Jack is seriously injured. Bill is consumed with guilt and tries to make good, but Jack has his own ideas about that. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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A Fast Express on the Road of Entertainment! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Steel Highway See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

| (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although the title card bears a 1930 copyright statement, this film was apparently never copyrighted, under either of its two titles. It was completed in mid-1930, and reviewed in Motion Picture Herald 4 October 1930, and in Photoplay Magazine in December 1930, but did not open in New York City until April 1931. See more »

Goofs

When Jack is sitting at the dinner table after Bill has left the house, Jack's hair changes noticeably between shots - from fuller to more slicked down and back. See more »

Quotes

Bill White: Pig-Leg.
Peg-Leg: Peg-Leg.
Bill White: Pig-Leg
Peg-Leg: Peg-Leg!
Bill White: All right, maybe I'm wrong.
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Soundtracks

On the 5:15
(1914) (uncredited)
Music by Henry I. Marshall
Lyrics by Stanley Murphy
Sung a cappella by the railroad workers
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A happy accident
6 April 2001 | by dinky26See all my reviews

I woke up early, turned on the T.V. flipped to TMC just as this movie was showing opening credits. Happy Accident! I loved it! Yeah, the plot was hokey and melodramatic, but as a whole the movie was very charming. It was a "moment" filled movie. Lot's of scenes and dialogue that was original, and fun. Like a scene where Bill,Lily, and the Peg-Leg guy are planting seeds in the garden. Or Bill's Tag line "Have a chew on me". It was made in 1931, so they were able to get away with all sorts of lines that would not have been included had the movie been made a few years later, after the code was established. For instance Bill's waitress girlfriend commenting to a customer, "I'm APO, Ain't Puttin' Out". Hee! I always find those pre-code "Talking" films interesting. The films that existed before people got bent out of shape about the things you could and could not say, do, or insinuate in a movie. Definitely a fun and entertaining viewing. Even more fun when you realize a good portion of the things they were saying wouldn't be allowed in movies again until the 1960's.


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