Splendor

  • 1935
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Standard melodrama starring Hopkins as a poor girl who marries rich-kid McCrea, much to the dismay of his haughty parents. McCrea's folks are a bit hypocritical because the family fortune is going to the dogs, so they decide to make some use of this unwanted, but attractive addition to the dynasty by pushing her into an affair with Cavanagh, a powerful...read more

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Standard melodrama starring Hopkins as a poor girl who marries rich-kid McCrea, much to the dismay of his haughty parents. McCrea's folks are a bit hypocritical because the family fortune is going to the dogs, so they decide to make some use of this unwanted, but attractive addition to the

dynasty by pushing her into an affair with Cavanagh, a powerful broker who can do wonders for the family's finances. Scandal hits, and Hopkins flees and becomes a dressmaker. McCrea finally gets a decent job, and the couple reunites after mutual apologies. Good cast, routine handling. Niven

appears here in his first featured player part. Crothers' story, which she had written 15 years earlier but was unable to develop for the Broadway stage, was sold to Goldwyn whose films during the 1930s regularly depicted the elegant lifestyles, activities, and values of upperclass Americans. Amid

this luxury, the film still manages to lecture the Depression era masses on the values of marital fidelity and genteel poverty.

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  • Review: Standard melodrama starring Hopkins as a poor girl who marries rich-kid McCrea, much to the dismay of his haughty parents. McCrea's folks are a bit hypocritical because the family fortune is going to the dogs, so they decide to make some use of this unwant… (more)

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