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Director  Victor Schertzinger
Story by  Maurice Dekobra
Language  English
5.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Romance
Duration  
Country  United States
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Writer  Wallace Smith, Jane Murfin
Release date  October 3, 1931 (1931-10-03)
Based on  Le sphinx a parle 1930 novel  by Maurice Dekobra
Music director  Victor Schertzinger, Max Steiner
Cast  Adolphe Menjou (Captain Geoffrey Roberts), Lili Damita (Alva Sangrito), Laurence Olivier (Lieutenant Ned Nichols), Erich von Stroheim (Victor Sangrito), Hugh Herbert (McNellis), Blanche Friderici (Lady Allice)
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Friends and Lovers (1931) is an American Pre-Code drama film released by RKO Radio Pictures, directed by Victor Schertzinger, and starring Adolphe Menjou, Lili Damita, Laurence Olivier, Erich von Stroheim, and Hugh Herbert.

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The film recorded a loss of $260,000.

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Plot

British Army captain Geoff Roberts (Adolphe Menjou) carries on an affair with Alva (Lili Damita), the wife of the cruel Victor Sangrito (Erich Von Stroheim). Sangrito, however, is well aware of the affair, as he uses his beautiful wife to lure men into romance with her, then blackmailing them to save their careers.

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When Roberts falls into Sangrito's trap, he pays the blackmail and leaves for India, hoping to forget Alva, whom he loved but now believes betrayed him. After some time in India, he is joined by his young friend and bosom companion Lt. Ned Nichols (Laurence Olivier). Nichols, too, is in love with a woman back in England—the same woman.

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Although the two friends nearly come to blows over Alva, they eventually realize that she has been false to them both and that their friendship far outweighs their feelings for a mendacious woman. However, when the two are invalided home, they encounter Alva again, and learn that she may not have betrayed them after all.

Cast

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  • Adolphe Menjou as Captain Geoffrey Roberts
  • Lili Damita as Alva Sangrito
  • Laurence Olivier as Lieutenant Ned Nichols
  • Erich Von Stroheim as Colonel Victor Sangrito
  • Hugh Herbert as McNellis
  • Frederick Kerr as General Thomas Armstrong
  • Blanche Friderici as Lady Alice
  • Jean Del Val as Marquis Henri De Pezanne
  • References

    Friends and Lovers (1931 film) Wikipedia
    Friends and Lovers (1931 film) IMDb Friends and Lovers (1931 film) themoviedb.org


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