Under 18 (1932)

79-81 mins | Melodrama | 2 January 1932

Director:

Archie Mayo

Writer:

Charles Kenyon

Cinematographer:

Barney McGill

Editor:

George Marks

Production Designer:

Esdras Hartley

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

The copyright registration credits Maude Fulton with writing the screenplay, although Charles Kenyon is credited onscreen. A news item in FD notes that David Manners was slated for a role in the film. ...

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The copyright registration credits Maude Fulton with writing the screenplay, although Charles Kenyon is credited onscreen. A news item in FD notes that David Manners was slated for a role in the film.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
13 Sep 1931
pp. 4-5
Film Daily
3 Jan 1932
p. 8
Hollywood Reporter
17 Nov 1931
p. 3
Motion Picture Herald
2 Jan 1932
p. 31
New York Times
26 Dec 1931
p. 15
Variety
29 Dec 1931
p. 167
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
Gowns
MUSIC
Vitaphone Orch cond
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Sky Life" by Frank Dazey and Agnes Christine Johnston in Everybody's Magazine (Oct 1929).
DETAILS
Release Date:
2 January 1932
Production Date:
began mid Sep 1931
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
18 December 1931
LP2704
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
79-81
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Teenager Marge Evans, who works as a seamstress to support her widowed mother, is in love with Jimmie, a grocery truck driver, but is worried that their love cannot survive poverty. She envies the models she sees at work, who receive expensive gifts from their wealthy lovers. To make things worse, Marge's sister Sophie, her baby and her husband Alf, who has lost his job, move in with Marge and her mother. Sophie and Alf fight continually over his inability to find another job, reinforcing Marge's reluctance to marry a poor man. One afternoon, when all the models have left for lunch, Raymond Harding, a wealthy playboy, appears at the shop where Marge works. Dress shop owner François asks Marge to model some clothes and Harding is charmed by her. Jimmie is furious when he learns what Marge did and asks her to marry him immediately. That evening, Sophie confesses that she wants a divorce. Marge agrees to help her, but they do not have enough money to pay the lawyer. Marge tries to borrow the money from Jimmie, who refuses when he learns what she wants it for. She then asks François, who also refuses. As a last resort, Marge visits Harding's penthouse where a wild party is in progress. At first, Harding intends to seduce Marge, but impressed by her innocence, offers her the money as a gift. Jimmie arrives in search of Marge and misinterpreting the events, punches Harding in the stomach. They run away, thinking Jimmie has killed Harding, but soon find out that he is fine and still wants to give Marge the money. ...

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Teenager Marge Evans, who works as a seamstress to support her widowed mother, is in love with Jimmie, a grocery truck driver, but is worried that their love cannot survive poverty. She envies the models she sees at work, who receive expensive gifts from their wealthy lovers. To make things worse, Marge's sister Sophie, her baby and her husband Alf, who has lost his job, move in with Marge and her mother. Sophie and Alf fight continually over his inability to find another job, reinforcing Marge's reluctance to marry a poor man. One afternoon, when all the models have left for lunch, Raymond Harding, a wealthy playboy, appears at the shop where Marge works. Dress shop owner François asks Marge to model some clothes and Harding is charmed by her. Jimmie is furious when he learns what Marge did and asks her to marry him immediately. That evening, Sophie confesses that she wants a divorce. Marge agrees to help her, but they do not have enough money to pay the lawyer. Marge tries to borrow the money from Jimmie, who refuses when he learns what she wants it for. She then asks François, who also refuses. As a last resort, Marge visits Harding's penthouse where a wild party is in progress. At first, Harding intends to seduce Marge, but impressed by her innocence, offers her the money as a gift. Jimmie arrives in search of Marge and misinterpreting the events, punches Harding in the stomach. They run away, thinking Jimmie has killed Harding, but soon find out that he is fine and still wants to give Marge the money. Then the landlady gives Marge some more money from François, who has reconsidered his refusal, but all the money becomes unnecessary when Alf wins a pool tournament and reconciles with Sophie.

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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