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Laughing Sinners (1931) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Harry Beaumont .

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The TCM Summer Under the Stars Blogathon: Clark Gable in Laughing Sinners (1931)

By shadowsandsatin on Aug 24, 2013 From Shadows and Satin

Clark Gable and Joan Crawford star as Salvation Army officer Carl Loomis and cabaret performer Ivy Stevens. I had a copy of Laughing Sinners (1931) in my movie collection for years before I first watched it. Why did it take me so long to check it out? Simple. I’d read this description: ?Cabare... Read full article


Laughing Sinners (1931)

By Angela on Nov 20, 2012 From Hollywood Revue

For two years, nightclub dancer Ivy Stevens (Joan Crawford) has been carrying on an affair with traveling salesman Howdy Palmer (Neil Hamilton).? Howdy means the absolute world to Ivy, but what she doesn’t know is that he’s about to leave her to marry another woman.? He knows how heartbr... Read full article


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Howard 'Howdy' Palmer: [annoyed and impatiently waiting to get by a kissing Ivy and Howdy] Well, anytime you get through.
Ivy 'Bunny' Stevens: Mister, we never get through.


Ivy 'Bunny' Stevens: [to Carl walking away] Oh, and thanks for saving my life. I'll drop a quarter in your tambourine some time.


Carl Loomis: [to Ivy] If you love him, and you want to go back to him, I'm not the one to set myself up as a guide. I just want you to be happy - whatever you do - but if you're going back because of what you've done, you don't need to, Ivy. We all stumble. All we can do is pick ourselves up again and go on and on and on until we find ourselves through our own mistakes. It won't make any difference to me, Ivy. I want you to know that...
[He turns to go but stops]
Carl Loomis: I guess you know where I'll be if you want me.


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Most of the film was shot with Johnny Mack Brown in the role of Carl when it was decided to drop this footage and reshoot it with Clark Gable.
Kenyon Nicholson's play, "Torch Song," opened on 27 August 1930 on Broadway in New York City. Guy Kibbee originated the role of Cass Wheeler in that production.
Marjorie Rambeau, who played one of Crawford's fellow showgirls would play Crawford's mother 22 years later and receive an Oscar nomination for her role in a musical film called "Torch Song," ironically, the title of the original story "Laughing Sinners" is based on.
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