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Escape Me Never (1935)

A married composer has a brief fling with a heiress who is engaged to his brother.

Director:

Paul Czinner

Writers:

Margaret Kennedy (play), Robert Cullen (scenario) (as R.J. Cullen)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview:
Elisabeth Bergner ... Gemma Jones
Hugh Sinclair ... Sebastian Sanger
Griffith Jones ... Caryl Sanger
Leon Quartermaine Leon Quartermaine ... Sir Ivor McClean
Irene Vanbrugh ... Lady Helen McClean
Penelope Dudley-Ward ... Fenella McClean
Lyn Harding ... Herr Heinrich
Rosalinde Fuller Rosalinde Fuller ... Teremtcherva
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A married composer has a brief fling with a heiress who is engaged to his brother.

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Griffith Jones (Caryl Sanger) named his daughter Gemma Jones after Elisabeth Bergner's character of the same name. See more »

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Bergner Is Less Mannered than Usual But That's Not Saying Much
15 February 2014 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Elizabeth Bergner is one of those actresses whom you either love or hate,i being in the latter camp.It is difficult to concentrate on one of her films because she is always doing something,like twiddling her hands,playing with an ashtray or just making a face.Here she plays an unlikely character in an unlikely manner in a film full on unlikeable people going through an unremarkable plot.It is little surprise that her film career came to a grinding halt in the early forties.Compare it with the career of Marlene Dietrich who became a screen icon,whose memory and films have not faded with the years.I could watch shanghai Express again tomorrow,but never again could I inflict upon myself a viewing of this thirties load of tripe.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Contudo És Meu See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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