Splendor (1935)

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The once-great Lorrimore family faces bankruptcy unless older son Brighton marries wealthy Edith Gilbert. When Brighton instead returns from a trip with his new wife Phyllis, she receives a... See full summary »


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Elliott Nugent


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19 November 2002 | sobaok
| Daring Drama for Post-Code 1935
I sat stunned at the story-line for this film. It goes into emotional-romantic territory usually associated with pre-code films. Miriam Hopkins plays a young woman of great integrity who marries into a family of blue-bloods who's financial resources have all but drained. Joel McCrea, plays the loyal son to Helen Westley's controlling mother. His initial concern with his family's "prestige" puts his and Miriam's dreams and plans at bay. What follows is pretty risky business for a film in 1935. Westley is frightening and compelling as the controlling mother-in-law. All performances are top-notch. The challenges for Hopkins as an actress and the character she plays are believable and "she holds her own." A very unusual film that belongs in any film buffs collection.

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