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Ann Vickers (1933) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by John Cromwell and produced by Pandro S. Berman and Merian C. Cooper.

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Pre-Code Crazy: Ann Vickers (1933)

By shadowsandsatin on Sep 4, 2016 From Shadows and Satin

In my experience, pre-Code movies with a woman?s name in the title tend to serve up title characters who are multifaceted, strong-willed, take-no-crap dames ? Frisco Jenny?(1932), Blondie Johnson?(1933), Lilly Turner?(1933), and Sadie McKee (1934) are among those that spring most immediately to mind... Read full article

Ann Vickers (1933) with Irene Dunne

By Orson De Welles on Feb 4, 2016 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! Ann Vickers is an odd sort of film.? Knowing nothing of it when watched, seeing that it?s based on a Sinclair Lewis novel of the same name was the first clue.? Lewis never wrote lightly and is usually remembered as one of literature?s more noted social commentators.? With both the novel ... Read full article

Ann Vickers (1933)

By Kayla on Dec 17, 2015 From The Cinema Dilettante

Ann Vickers (1933) December 17, 2015 / The Cinema Dilettante Irene Dunne in a publicity photo for Ann Vickers, 1933 Irene Dunne. How do I adore thee? The ways are innumerable. As with most children of the 90’s, who were of a special brand of awesome, I was introduced to Iren... Read full article

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Director John Cromwell often played uncredited cameos in his films. In this one, he's the sad-faced doughboy at the settlement party; there are three good shots of him looking piningly at Irene Dunne.
John Kelly as Dr. Alstein and Mona Dolphin are in studio records/casting call lists for this movie. Kelly was not seen in the print, and since Mona Dolphin was the character name of Barney's wife, it is likely that no such actress existed. Ferdinand Gottschalk is listed for the role of Dr. Slenk, but that role was played by Murray Kinnell. Kitty Kelly and Robert Benchley were mentioned as cast members in a news item, but they did not appear in the movie.
Some objections were made by the Hays Office concerning the plot of the first draft of the screenplay, where Ann marries Captain Resnick and then has an affair with Barney. The plot was changed to Ann being seduced by the Captain with the offense somehow deemed less if only one of the parties in the adulterous affair is married. No reference is made about any abortion in the trip to Havana, and in the released print the cause of death of Ann's baby girl is never mentioned. RKO applied for an "Approved" certificate in 1935, when the production code was more rigorously enforced, but they were informed that no certificate would be given because of the film's attitude towards adultery.
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