Passed | | Drama, Music, Romance
A dissolute rich society boy marries a worldly nightclub singer, and she begins to have a wholly unexpected effect on him.
In an early bit of dialogue, Gene Raymond's character listens to his parents say he shouldn't marry a blues singer, and he replies, "Whom should I marry - Schumann-Heink?," referring to a famous opera singer who had just retired in 1932. Ironically, when Raymond himself married in 1937 his bride was an opera singer as well as a movie star: Jeanette MacDonald.
Here, we're going out.
Abby Fane: Going out?
Rodney Deane: Yeah, the whole family's waiting for us.
In the montage showing Abby and Rodney living the high life after they are married, the image of William Deane signing Rodney's $4000 allowance check with the same date (October 15th, 1932), and the same check number is used twice, even though several months have supposedly passed between checks.