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Illicit (1931) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Archie Mayo and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck.

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Scandal On Film: “Illicit” (1931), “Forbidden” (1932) and “Baby Face” (1933) (3)

By Lara on Jan 15, 2013 From Backlots

Barbara Stanwyck has an affair with married politician Adolphe Menjou, and subsequently has his baby, in “Forbidden” (1932). From her first forays into sound film, Barbara Stanwyck was known for her portrayals of strong, gutsy, and independent women. In Illicit, she sleeps with her boyfr... Read full article

Illicit (1931) (2)

By Lindsey on Sep 5, 2012 From The Motion Pictures

(Image via Flickr) Ann Vincent (Barbara Stanwyck) is a modern woman with modern ideals. She believes that marriage can only end up one of two ways: unhappy and still married, or unhappy and divorced. Not favoring either of these options, Anne argues against her rich, well-known boyfriend Dick Ives I... Read full article

Illicit (1931) (1)

By Angela on Nov 8, 2011 From Hollywood Revue

While many young ladies are chomping at the bit to get married, especially to a rich man, Anne Vincent (Barbara Stanwyck) isn’t one of them.? She loves Dick Ives, II (James Rennie) dearly, but really does not want to get married.? He’s repeatedly asked her to marry him, but she’s a... Read full article

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Anne Vincent Ives: Nearly every girl I know, Mr. Ives, is either unhappily married or unhappily divorced, and I've simply come to the conclusion that marriage is disastrous to love. There's so much about it that's all wrong - the awful possession that people exert over each other, the intamicy, and the duties. I don't know... but love can't stand the strain, that's all.

Richard 'Dick' Ives II: Ann, sometimes I don't understand you.
Anne Vincent Ives: I understand you... very well.

Anne Vincent Ives: What's new in the world of slander?
Helen 'Duckie' Childers: Enumerable things. Enumerable.

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The play that's referred to, "Fifty Million Frenchmen" was a musical comedy written by 'Cole Porter (I)' and opened on Broadway in 1929.
The play was copyrighted 1 July 1930, but had no New York City Broadway production.
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