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Young Bride (1932)

Passed | | Drama | 8 April 1932 (USA)
A shy and naive New York children's librarian must become stronger and wiser after she discovers that her new husband is a liar, a cheat, and a fraud.


William A. Seiter (as William Seiter)


Hugh Stanislaus Stange (play), Garrett Fort (screenplay) | 2 more credits »


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Complete credited cast:
Helen Twelvetrees ... Allie Smith Riggs
Eric Linden ... Charlie Riggs
Arline Judge ... Maisie
Roscoe Ates ... Mike, the Pool Room Bartender
Polly Walters ... Daisy
Blanche Friderici ... Miss Margaret Gordon, the Librarian (as Blanche Frederici)
Cliff Edwards ... Pete
Allen Fox Allen Fox ... Skeets
Edwin Maxwell ... The Doctor
Walter Percival Walter Percival ... Master of Ceremonies at Dance Palace
Phyllis Crane ... The Taxi Dancer
Edmund Breese ... Mr. C. B. Chadwick, the Broker
Harry Stubbs Harry Stubbs ... Mr. Perlman, the Promoter (as Harry O. Stubbs)


A New York City assistant librarian under her long time friend Miss Margaret Gordon, Allie Smith has always placed a guard around herself, as such leading a sheltered life. However, with the recent death of her mother with who she lived, Allie is beginning to feel a certain void in her life, not so much for the company of people, but to explore those things of the world about which she has only read. So when she agrees to be the fourth in a set-up double date, she eventually falls under the spell of her date, Charlie Riggs, who tells her of his world travel to exotic locales. He also talks about his current business deal to open up a movie studio. Allie eventually falls in love with Charlie, who asks her to marry him. It isn't until a specific incident on their honeymoon in Atlantic City that Allie learns that all Charlie's stories are just talk, he a shyster whose outlandish business schemes would only appeal to other shysters who are in turn trying to bilk him. She also learns that ... Written by Huggo

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The Chances Modern Youth Takes! The Thrills They Enjoy and the Consequences See more »









English | Cantonese

Release Date:

8 April 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Starved See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Pathé Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The play opened in New York City, New York, USA on 12 November 1929 and had 31 performances. See more »


Pete: Getta look at the female gigolo!
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Referenced in The Complete Citizen Kane (1991) See more »


(1920) (uncredited)
Music by Con Conrad and J. Russel Robinson
Lyrics by Benny Davis
Played offscreen on piano at the Chinese restaurant
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Early kitchen-sink drama with restrained performances and excellent support.
7 October 2002 | by larry41onEbaySee all my reviews

In this story of love among the tenements, the fantasizing Twelvetrees finds the man of her dreams in streetwise Linden, a loudmouthed pool-hall hustler who flaunts his manhood among the local taxi-dancing floozies. When Twelvetrees learns the nature of the man she has married--not too difficult within the confines of their one-room boarding-house domicile--she contemplates suicide. Linden wins some money at pool, but loses it to the mercenary Judge. When Linden attempts to recover the money, he is beaten. His lesson learned, the contrite lad creeps back to his bride a changed man. Early kitchen-sink drama with restrained performances and excellent support.

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