DirectorPaul Sloane Music directorMax Steiner CinematographyJ. Roy Hunt CountryUnited States
Release dateOctober 15, 1931 (1931-10-15) (Hollywood premiere)
November 21, 1931 (1931-11-21) (United States) WriterBill Cunningham (by), Humphrey Pearson (screen play and dialogue) CastIrene Dunne (Mary Brown Porter), Pat O'Brien (Steve Porter), John Halliday (Jeff Hunter), Myrna Loy (Elaine Brandon), Lester Vail (Aubrey), Matt Moore (The Colonel) Similar moviesJaws of Steel, Below the Line, Under the Black Eagle, Lilly Turner, Find Your Man, My Dad
Consolation Marriage is a 1931 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Paul Sloane and written by Humphrey Pearson. The film stars Irene Dunne, Pat O'Brien, John Halliday, Myrna Loy and Matt Moore. The film was released on November 21, 1931, by RKO Pictures.
In prohibition-era Manhattan, shopkeeper Mary Brown loses Aubrey, her childhood sweetheart, when he marries a rich woman. Reporter Steve "Rollo" Porter has also lost his childhood sweetheart, Elaine, who has married some one else. Mary and Steve become friends and make a marriage of convenience based on a shared sense of whimsical humor as well as their mutual losses. When their old loves re-enter their lives, a few years later, Mary and Steve must decide what is really important to them.