The Woman in Red (1935)

68 mins | Melodrama | 25 March 1935

Director:

Robert Florey

Cinematographer:

Sol Polito

Editor:

Terry Morse

Production Designer:

Esdras Hartley

Production Company:

First National Productions Corp.
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HISTORY

The film's working title was North Shore . According to DV , Bette Davis was considered for the lead role. According to the Warner Bros. files, Joel McCrea, Robert Young and Ricardo Cortez were considered for leading roles. The MPH review lists the release time as 80 min. but this is probably an error. Modern sources add the following information about the production: The racing scenes were shot by second unit director William McBann at the San Pedro Breakfast Club; William B. Davidson ( Goodyard ), Nan Grey and Dave O'Brien are listed as being in the cast; and Marcoreta Hellmen is credited as technical ... More Less

The film's working title was North Shore . According to DV , Bette Davis was considered for the lead role. According to the Warner Bros. files, Joel McCrea, Robert Young and Ricardo Cortez were considered for leading roles. The MPH review lists the release time as 80 min. but this is probably an error. Modern sources add the following information about the production: The racing scenes were shot by second unit director William McBann at the San Pedro Breakfast Club; William B. Davidson ( Goodyard ), Nan Grey and Dave O'Brien are listed as being in the cast; and Marcoreta Hellmen is credited as technical advisor. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
18 Oct 34
p. 4.
Daily Variety
15 Feb 35
p. 3.
Film Daily
23 Mar 35
p. 4.
Hollywood Reporter
15 Feb 35
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
29 Mar 35
p. 2.
Motion Picture Daily
15 Feb 35
p. 13.
Motion Picture Herald
9 Dec 34
p. 62.
Motion Picture Herald
30 Mar 35
p. 41.
New York Times
23 Mar 35
p. 11.
Variety
27 Mar 1935.
p. 15.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dial dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
Gowns
MUSIC
Vitaphone Orch cond
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel North Shore by Wallace Irwin (Boston, 1932).
AUTHOR
SONGS
"So Close to the Forest," music and lyrics by Joe Young and L. Reginald.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
North Shore
Release Date:
25 March 1935
Production Date:
6 November--4 December 1934
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
9 February 1935
Copyright Number:
LP5313
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
68
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
523
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Shelby Barrett, a prize-winning equestrienne, competes for the stables of a snobbish society woman named Nicko Nicholas. Shelby's strongest challenger is Eugene Fairchild, a wealthy horseman who rides his own entries and is in love with Shelby. When Johnny Wyatt, an upperclass gigolo, visits Nicko, he, too, falls in love with Shelby. Nicko, jealous of Johnny's interest in Shelby, fires her, which only encourages the couple to marry. Johnny takes Shelby home to Wyattsville, where she is coldly received by his family, who look down on the working class. Shelby attempts to establish Johnny in business, and goes to Eugene to borrow money to open a stable. Eugene invites her to a party on his yacht, during which Shelby witnesses the accidental drowning of a guest named Olga. Eugene is arrested for murder, and Shelby, afraid of scandal, withholds her testimony. When she finally testifies to Eugene's innocence, she is discredited and accused of adultery. The Wyatts defend her, but it is only to protect the family name. Eugene proposes she divorce Johnny and marry him, but she admits that she still loves her husband. Despite the pressures, Johnny forgives Shelby and chooses her love over his family's ... +


Shelby Barrett, a prize-winning equestrienne, competes for the stables of a snobbish society woman named Nicko Nicholas. Shelby's strongest challenger is Eugene Fairchild, a wealthy horseman who rides his own entries and is in love with Shelby. When Johnny Wyatt, an upperclass gigolo, visits Nicko, he, too, falls in love with Shelby. Nicko, jealous of Johnny's interest in Shelby, fires her, which only encourages the couple to marry. Johnny takes Shelby home to Wyattsville, where she is coldly received by his family, who look down on the working class. Shelby attempts to establish Johnny in business, and goes to Eugene to borrow money to open a stable. Eugene invites her to a party on his yacht, during which Shelby witnesses the accidental drowning of a guest named Olga. Eugene is arrested for murder, and Shelby, afraid of scandal, withholds her testimony. When she finally testifies to Eugene's innocence, she is discredited and accused of adultery. The Wyatts defend her, but it is only to protect the family name. Eugene proposes she divorce Johnny and marry him, but she admits that she still loves her husband. Despite the pressures, Johnny forgives Shelby and chooses her love over his family's acceptance. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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