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No Other Woman (1933)

Passed | | Drama | 6 January 1933 (USA)
A steelworker and his aspiring wife make millions when they become partners in a dyeworks. Unfortunately, success does not bring happiness.

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J. Walter Ruben

Writers:

Wanda Tuchock (screen play), Bernard Schubert (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Irene Dunne ... Anna Stanley
Charles Bickford ... Jim Stanley
Gwili Andre ... Margot Van Deering
Eric Linden ... Joe Zarcovia
Christian Rub ... Eli Bogavitch
Leila Bennett ... Susie Bogavitch
J. Carrol Naish ... Bonelli
Buster Miles Buster Miles ... Bobbie Stanley
Hilda Vaughn ... Miss LeRoy - Governess
Joseph E. Bernard Joseph E. Bernard ... Rogers--Butler
Frederick Burton ... Anderson
Theodore von Eltz ... Sutherland (as Theodore Von Eltz)
Edwin Stanley Edwin Stanley ... Judge
Brooks Benedict ... William - Chauffeur
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A steelworker and his aspiring wife make millions when they become partners in a dyeworks. Unfortunately, success does not bring happiness.

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Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Public Be Damned See more »

Filming Locations:

Birmingham, Alabama, USA See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Betty Furness and Charles Middleton are listed as cast members in a Film Daily news item, but they were not seen in the movie. See more »

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The shadow of the camera can be seen falling on people at the wedding as it moves around the room. See more »

Quotes

Anna Stanley: To your dying day, you'll work in the mill.
Jim Stanley: Sure! Why not?
Anna Stanley: Like your father did, and mine. And your children will go on doing the same thing, and their children...
Jim Stanley: Hey - what is all this tripe?
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Interesting Twist
3 September 2005 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Irene Dunne stars as a factory-town woman who wants a better life (like Barbara Stanwyck in Stella Dallas, Katharine Hepburn in Alice Adams and Joan Crawford in Possessed). She's in love with factory worker Charles Bickford. They marry and she runs a boarding house to make extra money. One of the boarders is a shy immigrant (Eric Linden) who has discovered a great new dye. Dunne talks Bickford into throwing in their savings and open a dye works. They become rich. But Bickford travels a lot and falls into the clutches of a bad woman (Gwili Andre) who wants more than money: marriage.

The court room finale is a doozy with J. Carroll Naish playing a sleazy (Italian in this case) lawyer who has cooked up a scheme to get his girl friend (Andre) married to Bickford. So they line up a bunch of false witnesses against Dunne. But Dunne turns the tables when they try to grab custody of the baby as well. Excellent plot twist.

Dunne is one of the greats, and she's terrific here too. She's even believable as a factory-town girl. Bickford is an acquired taste and I never liked him as a "leading man." Linden is good is his usual "soft" role. And Naish is always fun to hate. Leila Bennett, Hilda Vaughn, and Christian Rub co-star.

No Other Woman is famous as the film that derailed Danish Gwili Andre's career because her character is so nasty. She battled for another decade to regain a foothold in films but only landed small parts. She committed suicide in 1959 by surrounding herself with publicity photos and press clippings and setting them and herself on fire.


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