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Director
  
Victor Saville

Producer
  
Michael Balcon

Duration
  

Country
  
United Kingdom

4.8/10
IMDb

Genre
  
Drama

Cinematography
  
Leslie Rowson

Language
  
English

Writer
  
A. A. Milne
,
Lajos Biro

Release date
  
4 November 1931

Cast
  
Herbert Marshall
,
Edna Best
,
Frank Lawton

Similar movies
  
Experiment Perilous (1944), A Window in London (1940), The Lion Has Wings (1939), Storm in a Teacup (1937), Mix Me a Person (1962)

Michael and Mary was a 1931 British drama film directed by Victor Saville and starring Elizabeth Allan, Edna Best, Frank Lawton, and Herbert Marshall. This was the first of the Edna Best and Herbert Marshall co-starring talkies. It was based on a play of the same name by A. A. Milne.

Contents

With a running time of 76 minutes, it was distributed by Universal Studios. A.A. Milne's story was adapted by Victor Saville and Angus MacPhail.

The play was performed on Friday, 13 December 1929 at the Charles Hopkins Theatre, NY. It starred Henry Hull, Edith Barrett and Harry Beresford.

Plot

A young bride (Edna Best) is deserted by her husband (D. A. Clarke-Smith) but finds happiness with another man (Herbert Marshall). They contract a bigamous marriage for the sake of their child (Frank Lawton).

The first husband turns up and starts black-mailing them. During a quarrel with the second husband, he dies. After some complications, their son learns the truth, but stands by them.

Reception

The film was voted the third best British movie of 1932.

Radio adaptation

Michael and Mary was presented on Hollywood Sound Stage 20 March 1952. The 30-minute adaptation starred Deborah Kerr and Herbert Marshall.

References

Michael and Mary Wikipedia
Michael and Mary IMDb


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