No Other Woman (1933)

58-59 mins | Melodrama | 6 January 1933

Director:

J. Walter Ruben

Cinematographer:

Edward Cronjager

Production Designer:

Carroll Clark

Production Company:

RKO Radio Pictures, inc.
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HISTORY

The working titles of this film were Man and Wife and Just a Woman . According to a FD news item, Owen Francis, who is listed as story writer in copyright records, also worked on the screenplay of the picture with credited writer Wanda Tuchock. FD news items add Mary Mason, Sandra Shaw, Eleanor Post, Phyllis Fraser, Betty Furness and Charles Middleton to the cast, but their participation in the final film has not been confirmed. In 1925, Irving Cummings directed Claire Windsor and Conway Tearle in a First National production of Eugene Walter's play (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; ... More Less

The working titles of this film were Man and Wife and Just a Woman . According to a FD news item, Owen Francis, who is listed as story writer in copyright records, also worked on the screenplay of the picture with credited writer Wanda Tuchock. FD news items add Mary Mason, Sandra Shaw, Eleanor Post, Phyllis Fraser, Betty Furness and Charles Middleton to the cast, but their participation in the final film has not been confirmed. In 1925, Irving Cummings directed Claire Windsor and Conway Tearle in a First National production of Eugene Walter's play (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.2830). More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
5 Oct 32
p. 12.
Film Daily
12 Oct 32
p. 15.
Film Daily
14 Oct 32
p. 5.
Film Daily
17 Oct 32
p. 6.
Film Daily
19 Oct 32
p. 8.
Film Daily
13 Jan 33
p. 5.
Hollywood Reporter
9 Dec 32
p. 3.
International Photographer
1 Jan 33
p. 33.
Motion Picture Herald
21 Jan 33
p. 29.
New York Times
30 Jan 33
p. 9.
Variety
31 Jan 33
p. 5.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Exec prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Asst cam
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
VISUAL EFFECTS
Transitional eff
PRODUCTION MISC
Still photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Just a Woman by Eugene Walter (New York, 17 Jan 1916).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Just a Woman
Man and Wife
Release Date:
6 January 1933
Production Date:
began early October 1932
Copyright Claimant:
RKO Radio Pictures, inc.
Copyright Date:
6 January 1933
Copyright Number:
LP3617
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
58-59
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

In a Pennsylvania steel town, Big Jim Stanley works hard in the mill, while his new wife Anna runs a boardinghouse and carefully saves their earnings. When Joe Zarcovia, one of Anna's boarders, invents a special dye, Anna asks Jim if they can use their savings to invest in Joe's discovery. Upset by Anna's insistence that they improve their lives and leave the mill, Joe refuses Anna's request and storms out of the house. Later, as Anna watches through the window, Joe stumbles home drunk with a strange woman. The next morning, however, Joe begs Anna's forgiveness and agrees to invest in Joe's dye. Boosted by the Stanleys' money, Joe's invention becomes a great success, and both he and Jim make a fortune as dye manufacturers. Many years later, the now wealthy Jim, who has bought out several steel mills, meets and falls in love with New York gold digger Margot Van Dearing. When Margot threatens to leave Jim unless he marries her, Jim asks Anna for a divorce. Although hurt by Jim's infidelity, Anna refuses to grant his wish, convinced that his infatuation with Margot is only temporary. Desperate, Jim sues Anna for divorce, and during the subsequent trial, several Stanley employees testify that Anna spent the night with another man. In spite of Anna's claims that she still loves Jim and is innocent, Jim wins the decision. When the judge announces that Anna will lose custody of her son Bobbie, however, she "confesses" to the adultery and demands to keep Bobbie. Overwhelmed by Anna's bravery, Jim reveals that he paid the witnesses to lie and is ... +


In a Pennsylvania steel town, Big Jim Stanley works hard in the mill, while his new wife Anna runs a boardinghouse and carefully saves their earnings. When Joe Zarcovia, one of Anna's boarders, invents a special dye, Anna asks Jim if they can use their savings to invest in Joe's discovery. Upset by Anna's insistence that they improve their lives and leave the mill, Joe refuses Anna's request and storms out of the house. Later, as Anna watches through the window, Joe stumbles home drunk with a strange woman. The next morning, however, Joe begs Anna's forgiveness and agrees to invest in Joe's dye. Boosted by the Stanleys' money, Joe's invention becomes a great success, and both he and Jim make a fortune as dye manufacturers. Many years later, the now wealthy Jim, who has bought out several steel mills, meets and falls in love with New York gold digger Margot Van Dearing. When Margot threatens to leave Jim unless he marries her, Jim asks Anna for a divorce. Although hurt by Jim's infidelity, Anna refuses to grant his wish, convinced that his infatuation with Margot is only temporary. Desperate, Jim sues Anna for divorce, and during the subsequent trial, several Stanley employees testify that Anna spent the night with another man. In spite of Anna's claims that she still loves Jim and is innocent, Jim wins the decision. When the judge announces that Anna will lose custody of her son Bobbie, however, she "confesses" to the adultery and demands to keep Bobbie. Overwhelmed by Anna's bravery, Jim reveals that he paid the witnesses to lie and is sent to prison for perjury. After he is released from jail a year later, Jim, whose steel and dye stocks have crashed, returns to the mill but, out of shame, hides from Anna. Anna finds him, however, and convinces him to return to his loving home. +

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