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Millie (1931)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 8 February 1931 (USA)
Millie's life begins to crumble when she finds out her husband is having an affair.

Writers:

Donald Henderson Clarke (from the novel by), Charles Kenyon (dialogue) (as Chas. Kenyon) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Helen Twelvetrees ... Millie Blake Maitland
Lilyan Tashman ... Helen Riley
Robert Ames ... Tommy Rock
James Hall ... Jack Maitland
John Halliday ... Jimmy Damier
Joan Blondell ... Angie Wickerstaff
Anita Louise ... Connie Maitland
Edmund Breese ... Defense Attorney
Frank McHugh ... John Holmes
Charlotte Walker ... Mrs. Maitland
Franklin Parker Franklin Parker ... Spring
Charles Delaney ... Mike
Harry Stubbs Harry Stubbs ... Mark
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Storyline

Millie Blake has a love affair that goes wrong, so Millie plays the field recklessly from that point on. When she finds out that one of the reckless players from her past has now cast his spell on her daughter, she takes matters into her own hands and finds herself in a courtroom trying to find a better defense plea than mother-love and honor-protection. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Torn From Her Arms.......Child Of Love A Woman Can Give But Once. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Charles R. Rogers produced this as an independent film but sold the distribution rights to RKO after he was made chief executive of RKO-Path√© in January 1931. See more »

Goofs

Mark informs Jimmy that Millie's daughter is now a beautiful 17-year-old, but later when Millie warns Jimmy to stay away from her daughter, Jimmy mentions the girl' age as 16. See more »

Quotes

Connie Maitland: I always have such a good time when I'm with you, Uncle Jimmy.
Jimmy Damier: Well, now, suppose we forget the uncle part of it, just now, and - and you call me Jimmy.
Connie Maitland: All right - Jimmy.
Jimmy Damier: All right and just for that - I'm going to show you something.
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Connections

Referenced in Consolation Marriage (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Nice to Be a Geranium
(uncredited)
Written by Arthur Lange
Played on piano by Robert Ames
Sung and Danced by Frank McHugh
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Silly Millie
21 April 2019 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

Helen Twelvetrees (Millie) stars as the title character in a soap opera story of her life. We follow her as she gets married to wealthy James Hall (Jack) as an innocent girl and we end up almost 20 years later. How does she change during this period? Pretty drastically.

The supporting cast are good despite every character being portrayed as deceitful - the men are cheaters and the women are gold-diggers. Lilyan Tashman (Helen) and Joan Blondell (Angie) have the most entertainng parts and they are funny with their dialogue. They also provide some glamour with their outfits and the sets are interesting. We also get creepy John Halliday (Jimmy) who keeps trying his luck with Twelvetrees over the course of the film. Well, if the girl doesn't wanna play what's a man to do?

It's a woman's film from the early 1930s and is of historical interest as that.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1931 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Equipment)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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