Young Bride (1932)

75-76 mins | Drama | 8 April 1932

Director:

William A. Seiter

Writer:

Garrett Fort

Cinematographer:

Arthur Miller

Editor:

Joseph I. Kane

Production Designer:

Carroll Clark

Production Company:

RKO Pathé Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

This film was shown in the New York metropolitan area as Love Starved and was reviewed by some journals under that ... More Less

This film was shown in the New York metropolitan area as Love Starved and was reviewed by some journals under that title. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
28 Jan 32
p. 4.
Film Daily
17 Apr 32
p. 10.
Hollywood Reporter
11 Mar 32
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald
23 Apr 32
p. 34.
New York Times
15 Apr 32
p. 23.
Variety
19 Apr 32
p. 15.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Assoc prod
WRITERS
Addl dial
Addl dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Veneer by Hugh Stange (New York, 12 Nov 1929).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"Always," words and music by Irving Berlin.
COMPOSER
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Love Starved
Release Date:
8 April 1932
Production Date:
began late January 1932
Copyright Claimant:
RKO Pathé Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
30 March 1932
Copyright Number:
LP2947
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
75-76
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

While in mourning for her mother, Allie Smith, a shy New York children's librarian, resists joining her rowdy friend Daisy and Daisy's boyfriend Pete on a double date but finally agrees to have dinner with them. At a "chop suey joint," Daisy introduces Allie to Charlie Riggs, a handsome but irresponsible braggart. When Allie refuses to go out alone with him, Charlie becomes morose and, in a drunken state, spends the night with Maizie, a taxi dancer. As she is taken with the smooth-talking Charlie, who is always on the verge of making a "big deal," Allie soon overcomes her shyness and joins him on a Hudson River cruise. After a romantic evening on the river, Allie and Charlie return to Allie's apartment, where they are caught kissing by Miss Gordon, Allie's friend and supervisor. Confronted by Miss Gordon, Charlie announces that he and Allie are engaged, and a short time later, the couple marry and take their honeymoon in Atlantic City. There, Charlie runs into his former employer, C. B. Chadwick, a wealthy Wall Street broker, who offers him a thirty-dollar-a-week job as a runner. Ever the braggart, however, Charlie tells Allie that he is about to make a lucrative stock deal with Chadwick. When Charlie confesses later that he lacks the cash to pay the hotel bill, Allie telephones Chadwick for a loan and learns the truth about her husband. Back in New York, Charlie's half-baked business ideas continue to fail, and Allie grows despondent with worry. Then, after he has begun seeing Maizie again, Charlie learns that Allie is pregnant and, filled with shame, sells several dance trophies that ... +


While in mourning for her mother, Allie Smith, a shy New York children's librarian, resists joining her rowdy friend Daisy and Daisy's boyfriend Pete on a double date but finally agrees to have dinner with them. At a "chop suey joint," Daisy introduces Allie to Charlie Riggs, a handsome but irresponsible braggart. When Allie refuses to go out alone with him, Charlie becomes morose and, in a drunken state, spends the night with Maizie, a taxi dancer. As she is taken with the smooth-talking Charlie, who is always on the verge of making a "big deal," Allie soon overcomes her shyness and joins him on a Hudson River cruise. After a romantic evening on the river, Allie and Charlie return to Allie's apartment, where they are caught kissing by Miss Gordon, Allie's friend and supervisor. Confronted by Miss Gordon, Charlie announces that he and Allie are engaged, and a short time later, the couple marry and take their honeymoon in Atlantic City. There, Charlie runs into his former employer, C. B. Chadwick, a wealthy Wall Street broker, who offers him a thirty-dollar-a-week job as a runner. Ever the braggart, however, Charlie tells Allie that he is about to make a lucrative stock deal with Chadwick. When Charlie confesses later that he lacks the cash to pay the hotel bill, Allie telephones Chadwick for a loan and learns the truth about her husband. Back in New York, Charlie's half-baked business ideas continue to fail, and Allie grows despondent with worry. Then, after he has begun seeing Maizie again, Charlie learns that Allie is pregnant and, filled with shame, sells several dance trophies that he had won with Maizie. With that money, Charlie wins sixty dollars in a crap game, but gives Maizie fifty dollars to enter them in a dance contest that night. Maizie runs off with the money, however, and when Charlie tries to convince Allie that he is solvent, she screams at him for his infidelities and tells him never to return home. While a disillusioned Allie contemplates suicide, Charlie confronts the deceitful Maizie in a speakeasy and instigates a brawl. Beaten, Charlie staggers home and, after swearing that he has changed for the good, begs Allie to forgive him. Convinced of his transformation, a wiser, stronger Allie embraces Charlie. +

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Offscreen Credit
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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