Forbidden Company (1932)

67 mins | Drama | 1 June 1932

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HISTORY

The cutting continuity in copyright records, originally entitled For Value Received , calls Sally Blane's character "Barbara Blake," except in one instance in which she is called "Janet." MPH and FD refer to the character as "Jeanette." A review in Var lists the characters as follows: "Jeanette Blake" as "Janet," "Diana" as "Diane," "Harriett" as "Harriet," and "Louella" as ... More Less

The cutting continuity in copyright records, originally entitled For Value Received , calls Sally Blane's character "Barbara Blake," except in one instance in which she is called "Janet." MPH and FD refer to the character as "Jeanette." A review in Var lists the characters as follows: "Jeanette Blake" as "Janet," "Diana" as "Diane," "Harriett" as "Harriet," and "Louella" as "Louselle." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
1 Jul 32
p. 6.
Motion Picture Herald
9 Jul 32
p. 31.
Variety
12 Jul 32
p. 17.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
For Value Received
Release Date:
1 June 1932
Production Date:
at Universal City
Copyright Claimant:
Invincible Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
13 October 1932
Copyright Number:
LP3333
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
67
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jerry Grant, scion of a wealthy family, accidentally hits model Jeanette Blake with his car. After being rushed to the emergency hospital, Jeanette is examined and deemed relatively unharmed. When Jerry is examined, however, the police find he has been drinking. Jeanette kindly claims she tripped and fell, saving Jerry from arrest. The accident caused Jerry to miss a date with his fiancée, Louella Fenwick, which causes the ire of both Jerry's sister Diana and his father David, who insist he settle down. Jerry, however, does not want his future decided for him and woos Jeanette, with whom he falls in love. After Jerry confesses to Louella that he does not wish to marry her, she admits that she, too, is in love with someone else and plans to elope. When David opposes his marriage to Jeanette because of her lowly social status, Jerry tries to elope, but Jeanette insists on waiting for a proper church wedding. After having Jeanette investigated, and firing someone from his own advertising agency who refuses to explain a personal check he gave to Jeanette at one time, David convinces Jeanette she would be a bad influence on Jerry and gives her $10,000 to dump him. Without Jeanette, Jerry applies himself to working, but misses her terribly. Jerry's mother Henrietta takes the matter into her own hands and finds Jeanette at her friend Harriett's apartment. There she discovers that the personal check Jeanette received was for an operation for her handicapped nephew. Jeanette agrees to see Jerry again, but as Henrietta leaves, her car collides with a truck and she is rushed to the hospital. ... +


Jerry Grant, scion of a wealthy family, accidentally hits model Jeanette Blake with his car. After being rushed to the emergency hospital, Jeanette is examined and deemed relatively unharmed. When Jerry is examined, however, the police find he has been drinking. Jeanette kindly claims she tripped and fell, saving Jerry from arrest. The accident caused Jerry to miss a date with his fiancée, Louella Fenwick, which causes the ire of both Jerry's sister Diana and his father David, who insist he settle down. Jerry, however, does not want his future decided for him and woos Jeanette, with whom he falls in love. After Jerry confesses to Louella that he does not wish to marry her, she admits that she, too, is in love with someone else and plans to elope. When David opposes his marriage to Jeanette because of her lowly social status, Jerry tries to elope, but Jeanette insists on waiting for a proper church wedding. After having Jeanette investigated, and firing someone from his own advertising agency who refuses to explain a personal check he gave to Jeanette at one time, David convinces Jeanette she would be a bad influence on Jerry and gives her $10,000 to dump him. Without Jeanette, Jerry applies himself to working, but misses her terribly. Jerry's mother Henrietta takes the matter into her own hands and finds Jeanette at her friend Harriett's apartment. There she discovers that the personal check Jeanette received was for an operation for her handicapped nephew. Jeanette agrees to see Jerry again, but as Henrietta leaves, her car collides with a truck and she is rushed to the hospital. Jeanette offers herself as a donor for a blood transfusion to Henrietta, which establishes respect for her in David's eyes and reunites her with Jerry. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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