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Morals for Women

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Morals for Women
Directed byMort Blumenstock[1]
Produced byPhil Goldstone
Written byFrances Hyland[1]
StarringBessie Love
Conway Tearle
CinematographyMax Dupont[1]
Edited byMartin G. Cohn[1]
Distributed byTiffany Pictures
Release date
  • October 25, 1931 (1931-10-25)
Running time
65 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Morals for Women (known in the UK as Farewell Party[2] and in re-release as Big City Interlude[3]) is a 1931 American Pre-Code talking film produced and released by Tiffany Pictures, often considered a low budget studio. The film stars Bessie Love and Conway Tearle. It is preserved at the Library of Congress, has been released on DVD, and is in the public domain.

This film is a follow-up to Tiffany's 1925 silent Morals for Men, which also starred Conway Tearle and is also preserved at the Library of Congress.[4][5]

Plot

Stenographer and gold digger Helen Huston (Love) has a personal relationship with her employer Van Dyne (Tearle), who has set her up in an apartment on Park Avenue. Her childhood beau visits New York and proposes to her, which prompts her to return to her hometown and seek advice from her family. News of her living situation is the talk of her hometown. In defending Helen's honor, her younger brother injures the town bully and must pay his large hospital bill. Helen returns to her New York boss to get the money. Her hometown sweetheart interrupts one of her parties to see her, and even upon learning about Helen's relationship with her boss, he wants to marry her.[1][6][7]

Cast

Reception

The film received lukewarm reviews,[7][8] and the morality of the story was questioned.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Morals for Women". The Film Daily. November 22, 1931. p. 10.
  2. ^ Love, Bessie (1977). From Hollywood with Love: An Autobiography of Bessie Love. London: Elm Tree Books. p. 154. OCLC 734075937.
  3. ^ Lussier, Tim (October 17, 2018). "But It's Work". "Bare Knees" Flapper: The Life and Films of Virginia Lee Corbin. McFarland. p. 177. ISBN 978-1-4766-3425-8.
  4. ^ The American Film Institute (1993). The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1931–40.
  5. ^ The American Film Institute (1978). Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress. p. 120.
  6. ^ "They couldn't live together... but they couldn't live apart!". Modern Screen. November 30, 1931. p. 7.
  7. ^ a b "The Modern Screen Directory (Pictures)". Modern Screen. p. 11.
  8. ^ "Morals for Women". Broadway and Hollywood Movies. February 1932. p. 25.
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