Austin Parker


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Rich Are Always With Us, The (1932) - If You Insist On Being Platonic After prologues establishing Ruth Chatterton as Caroline, the world’s richest woman, married to broker Greg, and George Brent as her smitten journalist-adventurer friend Julian, we join their luncheon, into which Marlbro (Bette Davis) intrudes, in Warner Bros.’ The Rich Are Always With Us, 1932.
Successful Calamity, A (1932) - Lots Of Poor People Are Happy Overhearing his socially over-committed wife (Mary Astor) making even more plans, fed-up financier Wilton (George Arlliss), who’s just returned from a year in Europe, is reminded of an earlier chat with his servant Connors (Grant Mitchell), and decides upon a ruse, in A Successful Calamity, 1932.
Successful Calamity, A (1932) - You Can't Kill Me Financier Wilton (George Arliss), just home from Europe after a year representing the American president, is delivered by servant Connors (Grant Mitchell) to son Eddie (William Janney), whose polo game (with Randolph Scott!) prevented his meeting the train, early in A Successful Calamity, 1932.
Successful Calamity, A (1932) - Studying The Nouveau Art Zillionaire Wilton (George Arliss), just returned from a year of financial diplomacy, arrives a day early to find his mansion substantially renovated, and his young second wife Emmy (Mary Astor) entertaining, with pianist Pietro (Fortunio Bonanova), in A Successful Calamity, 1932.
Rich Are Always With Us, The (1932) - All The Money You'll Lose At a New York party staged by mega-rich Caroline (Ruth Chatterton) and Greg (John Miljan), dazzling young Bette Davis as Marlbro jousts with bachelor Julian (George Brent) who is stubbornly in love with the hostess, John Wray in charge of the gambling, in The Rich Are Always With Us, 1932.
Mandalay (1934) - I'll Never Get Dressed Cash-strapped Rangoon gun-runner Tony (Ricardo Cortez) returns to his boat and the introduction of his Russian emigre` girlfriend Tanya (Kay Francis), plenty provocative pre-code business, early in Michael Curtiz' Mandalay, 1934.
Mandalay (1934) - You Can Laugh At Them Tanya (Kay Francis), having been traded by her boyfriend to the Rangoon brothel run by "The Countess" (Rafaela Ottiano), agrees to make the best of it, director Michael Curtiz then offering a fulsome, if compressed, rendering of her descent, in Warner Bros.' pre-code Mandalay, 1934.
House On 56th Street, The (1933) - You Play A Man's Game Kay Francis is ex-showgirl and socialite Peggy, fresh from 20 years unjustly in prison, a make-over, and an unexpected inheritance, who happens to be a legacy card-sharp, beginning a cruise when handsome Blaine (Ricardo Cortez) presents himself, in The House On 56th Street, 1933.
House On 56th Street, The (1933) - The Older Ones Are Safer Director Robert Florey takes us backstage at the Gotham Theatre, 1905, where Kay Francis is showgirl "Peggy," Sheila Terry advising her about suitors, elder Fiske (John Halliday) and handsome Monte (Gene Raymond), who has an eager pal (Frank McHugh), early in The House On 56th Street, 1933.

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