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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  • Miriam Hopkins and Joel McCrea in Splendor (1935)
  • Miriam Hopkins and Joel McCrea in Splendor (1935)
  • David Niven in Splendor (1935)
  • Miriam Hopkins and Joel McCrea in Splendor (1935)
  • Miriam Hopkins in Splendor (1935)
  • Paul Cavanagh, Miriam Hopkins, and Joel McCrea in Splendor (1935)

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27 January 2019 | MartinHafer
| A young man feeling incredible obligations towards a worthless family....and its impact on his new bride.
The Lorrimore family was once a wealthy and well respected family. However, over the generations the money has dwindled away....and the family's sense of self-respect has gone along with it. No one works in this family...they just keep hoping for some miracle. One son,played by the VERY ill-cast David Niven*, is a graduate of Oxford...yet has zero inclination to work. So, the family just expects Brighton (Joel McCrea) to be the sole bread-winner to support the entire family. This is complicated when he returns home with a new wife, Phyllis (Miriam Hopkins), as she's poor...and they were hoping Brighton would marry a rich woman! If it sounds as if these are worthless people...well, you get the idea of the picture! And, at first, Phyllis tries her best to help Brighton with his career...but ultimately this could mean prostituting herself to get him a prime job...something this worthless family seems to have no trouble accepting. What's to become of Phyllis and his doomed marriage?

The acting is good in this one...and Hopkins is much better than normal. The only negative is the family is just too awful, too selfish to make the film enjoyable to watch. Still, it is worth seeing if you are patient.

*everyone in the family speaks American English...except for Niven who simply sounds British all the way...which makes no sense..whether he went to college at Oxford or not!

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