He Knew Women (1930)

65 mins | Comedy-drama | 18 May 1930

Producer:

William LeBaron

Cinematographer:

Edward Cronjager

Production Designer:

Max Rée

Production Company:

RKO Productions, Inc.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
20 Apr 1930.
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New York Times
23 Apr 1930
p. 24.
Variety
23 Apr 1930
p. 36.
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LITERARY
Based on the play The Second Man by S. N. Behrman (New York, 11 Apr 1927).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
18 May 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 18 April 1930
Copyright Claimant:
RKO Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
18 May 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1383
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
65
Length(in feet):
6,317
Country:
United States
Language:
Chinese
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Geoffrey Clarke, a poet always in need of money, decides to resolve his financial plight by marrying wealthy widow Alice Frayne, though he is madly pursued by beautiful Monica Grey. He counters Monica's disappointment with the argument that she would be happier married to Austin Lowe, a wealthy young chemist who loves her. Geoffrey arranges for Monica to dine with Austin in his (Geoffrey's) apartment; and though she treats Austin rudely, upon discovering a check that Mrs. Frayne has given Geoffrey she denounces him and agrees to marry Austin. Later, she desperately announces that Geoffrey has compromised her and insists that he marry her; consequently, Mrs. Frayne breaks the engagement. Austin, mortified at Monica's story, tries to shoot Geoffrey; and when she learns of this action, Monica realizes that Austin is her man. Meanwhile, as they sail for Europe, Clarke is reconciled with Mrs. ... +


Geoffrey Clarke, a poet always in need of money, decides to resolve his financial plight by marrying wealthy widow Alice Frayne, though he is madly pursued by beautiful Monica Grey. He counters Monica's disappointment with the argument that she would be happier married to Austin Lowe, a wealthy young chemist who loves her. Geoffrey arranges for Monica to dine with Austin in his (Geoffrey's) apartment; and though she treats Austin rudely, upon discovering a check that Mrs. Frayne has given Geoffrey she denounces him and agrees to marry Austin. Later, she desperately announces that Geoffrey has compromised her and insists that he marry her; consequently, Mrs. Frayne breaks the engagement. Austin, mortified at Monica's story, tries to shoot Geoffrey; and when she learns of this action, Monica realizes that Austin is her man. Meanwhile, as they sail for Europe, Clarke is reconciled with Mrs. Frayne. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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