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Bed of Roses (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 14 July 1933 (USA)
Lorry and Minnie are ex-hookers who leave prison, determined to find the good life with rich men. Along the way Lorry meets and falls in love with cotton barge owner Dan. She must choose ... See full summary »

Director:

Gregory La Cava (as Gregory LaCava)

Writers:

Wanda Tuchock (by), Gregory La Cava (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Constance Bennett ... Lorry Evans
Joel McCrea ... Dan
John Halliday ... Stephen Paige
Pert Kelton ... Minnie Brown
Samuel S. Hinds ... Father Doran (as Samuel Hinds)
Franklin Pangborn ... Floorwalker
Tom Herbert Tom Herbert ... Salesman Ogelthorpe (as Tom Francis)
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Storyline

Lorry and Minnie are ex-hookers who leave prison, determined to find the good life with rich men. Along the way Lorry meets and falls in love with cotton barge owner Dan. She must choose between living on a barge with her love, risking his learning about her past, and remaining the mistress of wealthy Stephen Paige. Written by Robert Tonsing <rtonsing@ti.com>

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The girl who took a shortcut down the primrose path!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La revanche du coeur See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Same theme music is used in The Lady Takes a Sailor (1949). See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Howard: [walking out of prison] Hello there, honey. Where'd you git dem clothes? Some woman dun give 'em to you?
Black Man Meeting Released Prisoner: No. I dun won dez clothes shotin' craps.
Mrs. Howard: You do any more playin' around and I'll do somethin' to you that's gonna put me back in there to stay.
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Soundtracks

Can't Yo' Heah Me Callin' Caroline?
(1914) (uncredited)
Music by Caro Roma
Lyric by William H. Gardner
Sung offscreen by the crew on Dan's barge
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Let me direct your attention to ...
15 July 2006 | by laurseneSee all my reviews

... the scene in the second half of the film in which most of the principals attend a costume ball. Connie Bennett and Pert Kelton both appear in fancy dress, in masks, with cordial smiles on their faces and the main chance in their hearts. It's a delicious moment that sums up the whole movie: the way life is about role-playing, the way it delights us and defeats us. Playing the game is the point, according to our preceptor LaCava, and here everyone plays it most engagingly.

Cheers also for the scene where Bennett visits McCrea one morning on his scow, and watches him shave. No doe-eyed innocents here: he knows the score, so does she, and we, of course, can read between the lines.


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