Jealousy


1h 8m 1934

Brief Synopsis

Larry O'Roark is a boxer who's insanely posssesive and jealous of his fiancee, Jo. the sight of her and her employer, Mr. Lambert, at ringside during his big fight distracts Larry and he is knocked out. He then promises never to be jealous again and marries Jo. When she realizes that they're broke she asks Lambert for a job (she had quit on marrying Larry.) One thing leads to another and Larry, enraged with jealousy, end up killing Lambert. He then wanders off in a daze, and Jo takes the rap for the murder. Larry descends from his amnesiac fog just in time to interrupt the announcement of the jury's verdict in Jo's trial. then it's off to the chair for Larry. Or is it?

Film Details

Also Known As
Spring 3100
Release Date
Nov 20, 1934
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp. of California, Ltd.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp. of California, Ltd.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Spring 3100 by Argyll Campbell and Willard Mack (New York, 15 Feb 1928).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

Synopsis

On the night of his big fight, Larry O'Roarke finds his fiancée Josephine Douglas, working late for her boss, jeweler Mark Lambert, who has a reputation as a womanizer. When Jo refuses to leave to attend the fight, she and Larry argue and end their engagement. Back at work, Mark notices Jo crying, and when he learns what happened, he takes her to the arena. During the fight, Larry notices the couple and as a result, he receives a knockout punch. Larry awakes in his dressing room, and when Jo and Mark enter, Larry punches Mark, and Jo leaves angrily. Later, noticing Larry is morose, Mike Callahan, his chief handler, follows him to the apartment of Jo's family. The couple argue again, and Larry drives away with Jo and Mike following in a cab. When they catch up with Larry, the couple are reunited, and he promises never to be jealous again if she will quit her job. The next morning, they are married, and Mike gives them $500. After the honeymoon, Jo learns they are broke. Larry gets back into condition, and Mike arranges a rematch with the fighter who delivered the knockout punch. Later, when Jo's sister Penny drives by with salesman Jim Rainey, Larry mistakes her for Jo. Then, Larry, Jo, Penny and Jim, go to a nightclub, where they happen to meet Mark, and Larry leaves angrily. Jo agrees to go back to work for Mark in order to support them, but Larry believes the worst. He rushes to Mark's apartment and a vicious fight ensues. Larry shoots Mark and afterward is struck with amnesia and flees, leaving Jo to face murder charges. When Larry finally regains his memory, he arrives in time to hear Jo being convicted, and confesses to the crime. Larry is then arrested and sentenced to death. As Larry walks toward the electric chair, he tells the priest that he used to be a boxer and asks him to count him out. Falling down, Larry wakes up in the ring. At the sound of the bell, he realizes he was dreaming. After the fight, Larry, Mark and Jo celebrate Larry's victory and his upcoming championship match.

Cast

Nancy Carroll

Jo [Josephine] Douglas [O'Roarke]

George Murphy

Larry O'Roarke

Donald Cook

Mark Lambert

Raymond Walburn

Phil

Arthur Hohl

Mike [Callahan]

Inez Courtney

Penny

Robert Allen

Jim [Rainey]

Clara Blandick

Mrs. Douglas

Arthur Hoyt

[Mr.] Smith

Josephine Whittell

Laura

Arthur Vinton

Tony

Ray Mayer

Hook

Ray Cooke

Line

Huey White

Sinker

The Nicholas Brothers

Themselves

Lee Ramage

Fighter

James Burtis

Brownie

Niles Welch

Police doctor

Selmer Jackson

Radio announcer

James J. Jeffries

Captain Scott

Charles Keppen

Announcer

Edwin Stanley

Editor

Harry Holman

Man with dog

Edward Keane

District Attorney

Montague Shaw

Judge

Katherine Clare Ward

Jury woman

Phil Dunham

Jury man

Raymond Brown

Foreman of jury

Abe Roth

Referee

K. S. Hubley

Manager

Russell Beach

Russ

Freddy Welch

Fighter

Bill Thomas

Fighter

Bob Godwin

Fighter

Frank Moran

Fighter

Robert Graves

Head waiter

Broderick O'farrell

Minister

Gladden James

Court clerk

James Farley

Bailiff

Pietro Sosso

Chaplain

Emmett Vogan

Reporter

Sherry Hall

Reporter

James Bradbury Jr.

Reporter

Jack Kenney

Reporter

Jack La Barba

Reporter

Mike Schwartz

Reporter

Jack Mack

Reporter

James Quinn

Reporter

Sammy Blum

Reporter

Charles Marsh

Reporter/Usher

Bill Devins

Usher

William Irving

Photographer

Stanley Mack

Photographer

Ernest Young

Photographer

Billy Cole

Timekeeper

Dulcie Day

Nurse

Leo White

Clerk

Edward Le Saint

Hospital doctor

Roger Gray

Speakeasy owner

Ethan Laidlaw

Taxi driver

Matty Roubert

Newsboy

Walter James

Policeman

Howard Mitchell

Policeman

Eddie Hearn

Policeman

Hal Price

Desk sergeant

Clarence L. Sherwood

Drunk

Charles Mcavoy

Detective

Ky Robinson

Detective

Jack Cheatham

Guard

Billy West

Flight manager/Reporter

Blanche Payson

Matron

Tom Costello

Crilly Butler

John C. Fowler

Lou Archer

George Nardelli

J. L. Lindsey

Tom London

George Hughes

Claude Payton

Sidney D'albrook

Theodore Lorch

Herman Marks

Ray Ellis

Bobbie Dale

Charles King

Joe Smith Marba

Billy Engle

Allen Caven

John Beck

Don Darro

Al Klein

Herbert Ashley

William Ryno

Harry Abrahams

Dutch Hendrian

Ed Brandenburg

Max Asher

Larry Mcgrath

Alice Dahl

Jean Dudley

Patricia Royale

Rose Robinson

Joan Dix

Irene Coleman

Beatrice Curtis

Ann Hughes

Stella Le Saint

Kay Sherris

May Wallace

Jean Eddy

Peggy Leon

Pat O'neill

Carlean Clemens

Elinor Fields

Doris Roberts

Isabelle La Mal

Dorothy Shearer

Lillian Worth

Corinne Williams

Joan Palmer

Pauline High

Hilda Lightsone

Kay Elliot

Film Details

Also Known As
Spring 3100
Release Date
Nov 20, 1934
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp. of California, Ltd.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp. of California, Ltd.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Spring 3100 by Argyll Campbell and Willard Mack (New York, 15 Feb 1928).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

The working title for this film was Spring 3100. Film Daily lists Ray Snyder rather than Viola Lawrence as film editor.