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Sinners in the Sun (1932)

A New York fashion model finds herself being pursued by a poor but honest garage mechanic and a rich philanderer.

Director:

Alexander Hall

Writers:

Mildred Cram (story ["Beachcomber"]), Samuel Hoffenstein (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Carole Lombard ... Doris Blake
Chester Morris ... Jimmie Martin
Adrienne Ames ... Claire Kinkaid
Alison Skipworth ... Mrs. Blake
Cary Grant ... Ridgeway
Walter Byron ... Eric Nelson
Rita La Roy ... Lil (as Rita LaRoy)
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A New York fashion model finds herself being pursued by a poor but honest garage mechanic and a rich philanderer.

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Souls for Sables! Dreams for Diamonds! Faced with a choice between married poverty and unexcelled luxury!

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Beachcomber See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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After Gatsby
31 March 2019 | by ilprofessore-1See all my reviews

This 1932 pre-code Paramount Picture, based on a magazine story by Mildred Cram and directed by Alexander Hall, is best remembered today because it contains a bit of Cary Grant in one of the many stiff playboy roles he did before stardom. All in all, it's not much a story, entirely predictable, but as staged expertly by Hall the film does recreate visually the atmosphere of New York and Long Island society that Fitzgerald wrote about in The Great Gatsby a few years before. The actors are all particularly well-cast, down to the smallest part. (Look especially for a few moments with Anderson Lawler as a self-confessing gigolo.) Chester Morris (Boston Blackie) is for once throughly believable in a tough guy up from the streets role, but as usual it's Carole Lombard--she who could do no wrong--who steals the show and carries the picture. She's both lovely and touching and wears many a superb Travis Banton costume. A true star.


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