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Honor Among Lovers

Honor Among Lovers(1931)

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The working titles of this film were Sex in Business, Strictly Business, and Another Man's Wife; Motion Picture Herald ads throughout January 1931 refer to the film by all three working titles as well as Honor Among Lovers. A pre-release news item in Exhibitors Herald-World on October 18, 1930 states that two casts, one English and one French, would be assembled for the film to be shot simulaneously. Claudette Colbert would star in both versions, and Dorothy Arzner would direct, with the aid of a French director for the French version. No further information has been found to verify that a French version was produced. The Variety review states that Colbert's "appearance invariably intrigues the masculine eye and here she looks almost as thin as Joan Crawford."
       Appearing in the film in a minor role is Pat J. O'Brien, an actor who was cast primarily in Westerns from the 1920s through the early 1940s. Many modern sources have mistakenly reported that Irish-American actor, Pat O'Brien (1899-1983), appeared in Honor Among Lovers. Motion Picture Herald erroneously refers to Ginger Rogers' character as Doris Blake, and comments that the film "is sophisticated fare, but produced so inoffensively that parents can take their children to see it." Motion Picture Herald reports that scenes or aspects of Eugene Walter's play Paid in Full, which was the basis for a 1914 film of the same title (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1911-20; F1.3335), are used in Honor Among Lovers.