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Social Register (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 10 March 1934 (USA)
Chorus girl Patsy Shaw crashes a high-society party, meets playboy Charlie Breen, they fall in love, and are on their merry way to wedded bliss. However, Charlie's snobbish, ever-loving ... See full summary »


Marshall Neilan


John Emerson (story), Anita Loos (story) | 3 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colleen Moore ... Patsy Shaw
Charles Winninger ... Jonesie
Pauline Frederick ... Mrs. Breene
Alexander Kirkland ... Charlie Breene
Robert Benchley ... Robert Benchley
Ross Alexander ... Lester Trout
Margaret Livingston ... Gloria
Olive Olson Olive Olson ... Ruth (as Olive Olsen)
John Miltern John Miltern ... Mr. Breene
Hilda Howe Hilda Howe ... Party Guest (as Hilda Hayward Howe)
Roberta Robinson ... Kay
Hans Hansen Hans Hansen ... Chris
Edward Garvie Edward Garvie ... Albert Wiggins
Ramona Ramona ... Pianist / Singer
Jacques Fray Jacques Fray ... Piano-Duo Specialty (as Fray)


Chorus girl Patsy Shaw crashes a high-society party, meets playboy Charlie Breen, they fall in love, and are on their merry way to wedded bliss. However, Charlie's snobbish, ever-loving mama doesn't think that Patsy is worthy and sets out to prove it. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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She knocked the "high" hat off society! (original poster)


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Release Date:

10 March 1934 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Marshall Neilan struggled with alcoholism during the shooting of this film, but Colleen Moore remembered that he was better behaved on this project than ever before. See more »


Why Not?
Words by Edward Heyman
Music by Con Conrad
Copyright 1933 by Harms, Inc.
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Colleen Moore Shines
26 October 2006 | by drednmSee all my reviews

In 1928 Colleen Moore was the #1 box office star in the country. In 1934 Moore made 3 films and never appeared in films again. Her 1934 Scarlet Letter was a notorious flop, but The Social Register isn't bad at all.

Moore stars as a chorus girl who lands a rich boy (Alexander Kirkland) only to have his bitchy mother (Pauline Frederick) try to separate them. This film, produced by Columbia--a skid row outfit in 1934--has a cheap look to it but Moore is awfully good. She has a few terrific scenes where she shows what she could do if she had had some good scripts, but her early talkies were total duds and she fell from stardom fast.

Frederick is excellent as the mother. Charles Winninger is Jonesy, Margaret Livingston is Gloria, Ross Alexander is Lester, Robert Benchley plays himself, and Donald MacBride is unbilled as the ferry captain.

With better production values this film might have helped Colleen Moore in her quest for a comeback but it was not to be.

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