Living on Velvet (1935)

77-78 or 80 mins | Melodrama | 2 March 1935

Director:

Frank Borzage

Cinematographer:

Sid Hickox

Editor:

William Holmes

Production Designer:

Robert Haas

Production Company:

First National Productions Corp.
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HISTORY

Var notes that although portions of the film were supposed to take place in Patchogue on Long Island, the mountains seen in the background are not indigenous to Long Island. According to the copyright synopsis, the film originally was to end with George Brent's character dying in the automobile crash. According to modern sources, Warren William's character was to win the girl after Brent's character's death, but as William's contract was about to end, Jack Warner awarded the romance to Brent's character. Modern sources add the following credits: Asst dir Lew Borzage, Lee Katz and John Gates. According to modern credits, a working title was Tragedy with Music ... More Less

Var notes that although portions of the film were supposed to take place in Patchogue on Long Island, the mountains seen in the background are not indigenous to Long Island. According to the copyright synopsis, the film originally was to end with George Brent's character dying in the automobile crash. According to modern sources, Warren William's character was to win the girl after Brent's character's death, but as William's contract was about to end, Jack Warner awarded the romance to Brent's character. Modern sources add the following credits: Asst dir Lew Borzage, Lee Katz and John Gates. According to modern credits, a working title was Tragedy with Music . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
2 Mar 35
p. 3.
Film Daily
8 Mar 35
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
2 Mar 35
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
2 Mar 35
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald
8 Dec 34
p. 62.
Motion Picture Herald
16 Mar 35
p. 39, 42
New York Times
8 Mar 35
p. 25.
Variety
19 Mar 35
p. 15.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Frank Borzage Production
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Story and scr
Story and scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
Gowns
MUSIC
Vitaphone Orch cond
SOURCES
SONGS
"Living on Velvet," music and lyrics by Al Dubin and Harry Warren.
DETAILS
Release Date:
2 March 1935
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
7 March 1935
Copyright Number:
LP5370
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
77-78 or 80
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
PCA No:
573
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After pilot Terry Parker survives a plane crash that kills his sister, father and mother, he believes he is living on borrowed time. Unable to take anything seriously, he continually gets into trouble. His friend, Walter Pritcham, known as Gibraltar for his steady nature, rescues him from one debacle and brings him to a party. Terry catches the eye of Amy Prentiss and they fall in love at first sight. When Terry realizes that she is Gibraltar's girl, he tries to step aside, but Gibraltar, caring only for Amy's happiness, reunites them. Despite the misgivings of Amy's aunt Martha, she and Terry marry and Gibraltar gives them a house in the country on Long Island, arranging to buy some worthless stock for a high price in order to loan them money without hurting Terry's pride. Terry is unable to get a job until he hits on the idea of flying commuters into New York. Amy, however, believes that Terry will never act responsibly and leaves him. Although Gibralter advises her to return to Terry, Amy feels that he is better off without her. Then Terry crashes his car and Amy and Gibraltar rush to his side. Terry and Amy realize how much they love each other and vow never to ... +


After pilot Terry Parker survives a plane crash that kills his sister, father and mother, he believes he is living on borrowed time. Unable to take anything seriously, he continually gets into trouble. His friend, Walter Pritcham, known as Gibraltar for his steady nature, rescues him from one debacle and brings him to a party. Terry catches the eye of Amy Prentiss and they fall in love at first sight. When Terry realizes that she is Gibraltar's girl, he tries to step aside, but Gibraltar, caring only for Amy's happiness, reunites them. Despite the misgivings of Amy's aunt Martha, she and Terry marry and Gibraltar gives them a house in the country on Long Island, arranging to buy some worthless stock for a high price in order to loan them money without hurting Terry's pride. Terry is unable to get a job until he hits on the idea of flying commuters into New York. Amy, however, believes that Terry will never act responsibly and leaves him. Although Gibralter advises her to return to Terry, Amy feels that he is better off without her. Then Terry crashes his car and Amy and Gibraltar rush to his side. Terry and Amy realize how much they love each other and vow never to part. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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