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Should Ladies Behave (1933)

An unhappy couple watch as their daughter throws herself at an older man because he is a sophisticated artist. The daughter doesn't know that her aunt is the man's lover. At a weekend ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry Beaumont

Writers:

Paul Osborn (play), Bella Spewack | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lionel Barrymore ... Augustus Merrick
Alice Brady ... Laura Merrick
Conway Tearle ... Max Lawrence
Katharine Alexander ... Mrs. Winifred Lamont
Mary Carlisle ... Leone Merrick
William Janney ... Geoffrey Cole
Halliwell Hobbes ... Louis
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Storyline

An unhappy couple watch as their daughter throws herself at an older man because he is a sophisticated artist. The daughter doesn't know that her aunt is the man's lover. At a weekend retreat, everything comes to a head when the mother plans to run off with the artist while a young man pursues the daughter. Written by Ed Lorusso

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Virtude Entre Elas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The original play opened in New York on 19 November 1930. See more »

Quotes

Augustus Merrick: Don't study too hard, dear. No college is worth it.
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Alternate Versions

After the USA release, MGM ordered retakes for the British release to get around censor restrictions. See more »

Connections

References Dinner at Eight (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Lovely Lady
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Played at a theater and sung by an unidentified couple on stage
Reprised a cappella by Alice Brady
Reprised a cappella by William Janney
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Oil and The Vinegar Tree
13 August 2012 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

After attending a New York play, six romantically challenged characters gather at the Riverdale, Connecticut home of flighty Alice Brady (as Laura) and her grumpy husband Lionel Barrymore (as Augustus "Gussie" Merrick). Twenty-five years married, Ms. Brady and Mr. Barrymore snap at each other frequently and seem ready to separate. Lonely and bored, Brady enjoys visiting playboy painter Conway Tearle (as Max Lawrence), believing he's an old lover returning to sweep her off her feet...

Unbeknownst to the gushing Brady, Mr. Tearle is having an affair with her sister, Katharine Alexander (as Winifred "Winnie" Lamont). But Tearle prefers Brady's flirty 19-year-old daughter Mary Carlisle (as Leone Merrick), who is looking for the experience young boyfriend William Janney (as Geoffrey "Geoff" Cole) wants. An obvious solution exists. The unpleasant premise (don't repeat the older couple's mistake?), clever ending (by writer Paul Osborn) and likable ensemble are a mixed bag.

***** Should Ladies Behave (12/1/33) Harry Beaumont ~ Alice Brady, Lionel Barrymore, Conway Tearle, Katharine Alexander


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