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The Girl from 10th Avenue (1935)

Approved | | Drama | 1 June 1935 (USA)
A lawyer impulsively marries a stranger after his fiancée dumps him.

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Writers:

Charles Kenyon (adaptation), Charles Kenyon (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bette Davis ... Miriam Brady
Ian Hunter ... Geoffrey Sherwood
Colin Clive ... John Marland
Alison Skipworth ... Agnes Martin
John Eldredge ... Hugh Brown
Phillip Reed ... Tony Hewlett
Katharine Alexander ... Valentine
Helen Jerome Eddy ... Miss Mansfield
Bill Elliott ... James (as Gordon Elliott)
Edward McWade ... Art Clerk
Adrian Rosley Adrian Rosley ... Marcel
André Cheron André Cheron ... Max (as Andre Cheron)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vesey O'Davoren Vesey O'Davoren ... Servant (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

When his fiancée Valentine dumps him, prominent lawyer Geoffrey Sherwood goes on a bender and winds up married to a stranger, Miriam Brady. They decide to give their marriage a chance. Their landlady, a one-time Floradora girl, offers to help Miriam become refined. Successful again, Geoffrey is approached ("if only we were free") by Valentine. Miriam tells Valentine off in no uncertain terms. Geoffrey moves into his club where Valentine's husband tells him he is a fool to leave Miriam. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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a Shop Girl shows a Society Leader what it takes to Hold a Man!

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

1 June 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La chica de la Décima Avenida See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Geoffrey toasts Miriam after their marriage, he says, "I'm the bottom, you're the top." This is the punch line of the Cole Porter song "You're the Top," which was a big hit at the time. See more »

Goofs

While drinking with John at the College Club, Geoffrey fills his glass in three successive shots without drinking the previous contents. See more »

Quotes

Geoffrey Sherwood: Now I'm in oil.
Hugh Brown: So is a sardine.
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Remake of Outcast (1922) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
(uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner (1850)
Played on an organ before the wedding
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Great soap for the matinee ladies----
9 April 2004 | by IshallwearpurpleSee all my reviews

Bette Davis is a poor working girl who is about to lose her job and is on her lunch hour. While watching outside a church where a high society wedding is taking place, she stands next to a drunk man who is muttering as the preacher administers the vows. Davis realizes that he is creating a disturbance and gets him to leave with her and the go to a nearby place where she can get a sandwich and he can drink.

Thus starts the relationship that eventually leads to them ending up married. He was driven to drink by the girl at the church who was getting married, because even though she loved him, she was marrying a richer man.

Davis sobers him up and gets him back to his position as a society lawyer in a top firm. All the while telling him that if he wants out, he just has to say so.

Many trials and tribulations ensue before he realizes he does indeed love his wife who he married on a drunken impulse.

The 1935 "ladies who did lunch" got their monies worth from Davis, Ian Hunter, Alison Skipworth, Phillip Reed and John Eldredge, and a top production.

Go back in time to the depression years, the downtown movie palaces with double features, and ladies in their suits, gloves and hats, who went to town once a week for the family shopping and then went to see their favorite stars. This film is one they would have seen - and loved. 9/10


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