Straight from the Heart


1h 15m 1935

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 14, 1935
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m
Film Length
8 reels

Synopsis

Marian Henshaw gets a job at the day nursery of an orphanage through the influence of crooked political candidate Andy MacLean, unaware of his plan to loot the city treasury at the expense of the orphans if elected mayor. At the orphanage, Marian meets Maggie Haines, a foundling. MacLean induces Marian to help him frame his opponent, the incumbent mayor, by creating a scandal in which the mayor is named the father of Maggie. Marian is supposed to testify before a coroner's inquest that Maggie's mother, who committed suicide, confessed to her on her deathbed that the mayor was Maggie's father. Just before the inquest, however, Marian learns that the mayor is innocent and realizes MacLean's duplicitous nature. At the inquest, Marian double-crosses MacLean by naming him Maggie's father. MacLean sees the error of his ways and, realizing he loves Marian, forfeits his political ambition in order to marry her.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 14, 1935
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m
Film Length
8 reels

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Trivia

Notes

Motion Picture Herald reports that Scott Beal, formerly an assistant director, made his directorial debut on this production. According to a news item in Daily Variety on November 20, 1934, when Warren Hymer failed to report to the set, he was replaced by Andy Devine. Universal production files in the USC Cinema-Television Library state that Kurt Neumann was originally scheduled to direct this film.