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The Constant Woman (1933)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 13 March 1933 (USA)
After the death of his wife, and discovering their son is not really his, Walt turns to alcohol until he finds a new love.

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Eugene O'Neill (play), Warren Duff (adaptation) (as Warren B. Duff) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Conrad Nagel ... Walt Underwood
Leila Hyams ... Lou
Tommy Conlon ... Jimmie Underwood
Claire Windsor ... Marlene Underwood
Stanley Fields ... Beef - Stagehand
Fred Kohler ... Speakeasy Bouncer
Alexander Carr Alexander Carr ... J.J. Brock
Robert Ellis ... Leading Man
Lionel Belmore ... Character Man
Ruth Clifford ... Speakeasy Floozie
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After the death of his wife, and discovering their son is not really his, Walt turns to alcohol until he finds a new love.

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Taglines:

Fires of Fate in Human Hearts! (Print Ad- North Shore Daily Journal, ((Flushing NY)) 4 June 1933)

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Drama | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Auction in Souls See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Walt Underwood: When I bought the tent, dear, I had an idea that would sorta keep us together
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Riches from Poverty Row
12 April 2001 | by marcslopeSee all my reviews

In a trim and workmanlike 70 minutes, we get barnstorming theatricals, an unfaithful wife, a bastard child, a hotel fire, a circus fire, a speakeasy brawl, and crackling pre-Code dialogue, including this reminiscence from an ex-roustabout: "Why, when I was with the circus, if you had only one black eye they thought you was a pansy!" Victor Schertzinger achieves some resourceful directorial tricks, not always placing the camera where you expect and injecting some expressionistic touches. The cast is game, with Claire Windsor a particular delight as the rotten, selfish wife who gets bumped off in the second reel.

It's a Poverty Row epic -- from Tiffany Studios, to be precise -- but it has what they used to call moxie. And the quick pace and unflinching Depression milieu recall Warners-First National at its best.


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