In this drama, a traveling troupe of actors find themselves in danger of becoming unemployed when their manager up and leaves. Read More »
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The Mystery of Mr. X (1934) Edgar Selwyn, Richard Boleslawski, Robert Montgomery, Elizabeth Allan, Lewis Stone
There have been a spate of London police murders, the victims always killed by a long knife (which the police know is a sword cane) Read More »
Joe and Mary run a tobacco store and are just scraping by. When old friend Ted comes into the store, they renew their friendship Read More »
Skyscraper Souls (1932) Edgar Selwyn, Warren William, Maureen O’Sullivan, Gregory Ratoff, Drama, Romance
Aspirations and the lives of several people working at the gigantic Seacoast National Bank Building interweave in various plots. The most notable character is David Dwight, the womanizing bank owner who keeps his estranged wife happy by paying for her extravagant globetrotting. Dwight’s long time secretary Sarah yearns for them to divorce so her affair with him can be legitimized. Sarah shows her good side by playing mother to the young innocent Lynn Harding, who she employs as an assistant. Beautiful Miss Harding is relentlessly pursued by extroverted bank teller Tom Sheppard, but he is frustrated when Dwight lures her away with power and wealth. Then Dwight ruins everyone’s finances in a successful bid to get full control of his skyscraper by manipulating the company’s stock price. Now there doesn’t appear to be anyone who can prevent the power monger from taking advantage of the ingenue Harding-or is there?
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A well-off bachelor finds himself at a loss for what to do when a married woman comes on to him while he’s thoroughly involved with someone else’s wife.
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