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From Hell to Heaven (1933)

The various residents and occupants of a resort hotel await the outcome of a horse race at a nearby track, as it will affect each of their lives in different ways. .

Director:

Erle C. Kenton

Writers:

Lawrence Hazard (play), Percy Heath (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carole Lombard ... Colly Tanner
Jack Oakie ... Charlie Bayne
Adrienne Ames ... Joan Burt
David Manners ... Wesley Burt
Sidney Blackmer ... Cuff Billings
Verna Hillie ... Sunny Lockwood
James Eagles James Eagles ... Tommy Tucker
Shirley Grey ... Winnie Lloyd
Bradley Page ... Jack Ruby
Walter Walker Walter Walker ... Pop Lockwood
Berton Churchill ... Toledo Jones
Donald Kerr Donald Kerr ... Steve Wells
Nydia Westman ... Sue Wells
Cecil Cunningham ... Mrs. Chadman
Thomas E. Jackson ... Detective Elmer Lynch
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Storyline

The various residents and occupants of a resort hotel await the outcome of a horse race at a nearby track, as it will affect each of their lives in different ways. .

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Action | Drama | Romance | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vidas Cruzadas See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

During the January shooting for this movie, Carole Lombard, shivering in summer attire, turned to her warmly dressed crew and shouted, "All right, you warm, bloody bastards, what's good for one is good for all! I'm not shooting till I see every one of you down to your jockey shorts!" Much to her delight, the crew complied. See more »

Quotes

Sunny Lockwood: Tommy! Don't pay any attention to Pop. That doesn't mean everything.
Tommy Tucker: Well, it washes me up.
Sunny Lockwood: It does, if you think so. I don't. I'm for you, Tommy. I think you're square and swell and just about grand.
Tommy Tucker: Ah, gee, Sunny, I...
Sunny Lockwood: Now will you keep your chin up, for my sake?
Tommy Tucker: Sure!
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Connections

Spoofs Grand Hotel (1932) See more »

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Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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Pick Your Horse, Pick Your Story
15 January 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

At the Lurie Spring Hotel, people come and go, but nothing ever happens. Sounds familiar? This movie came out four months after MGM's GRAND HOTEL and was Paramount's response to it. Originally it clocked in at an less-than-grand 67 minutes. I saw a 52-minute version and, while the names may sparkle in recollection, they were not quite so distinguished then. Carole Lombard and Jack Oakie were the two top-billed stars, and further down were ... well, it doesn't matter too much. Because the multi-plotted movie is too brief for more than vignettes. Everyone is waiting for the big race, the broke ex-wife and the embezzler who need the money; the horse owner who has everything riding on this race, and the jockey whom he fired for redemption.

And so forth. It's directed by Erle C. Kenton, one of many directors to emerge from Mack Sennett's studio. It's a pleasant enough effort, but it definitely was not an A picture by the time it hit the screen. Even so, it's a fine example of the professional polish that even the cheapest of Paramount's programmers could achieve.


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