• Director

    Dorothy Arzner

  • With

    Sylvia Sidney, Fredric March, Adrienne Allen, Cary Grant

  • USA 1932. 78min

  • Digital

  • Certificate


Chronicling the troubled marriage of an heiress (Sidney) and a journalist-cum-struggling-playwright (March) who has a serious problem with alcohol, Arzner’s film blends social satire and melodrama in exploring certain contemporary attitudes towards the question of monogamous commitment. True to form, Arzner portrays the male characters as weak and immature, while stressing the heiress’s independence and strength of will.

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