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The Resource Chained, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; Clarence Brown's production ; screenplay by John Lee Mahin ; directed by Clarence Brown ; produced by Hunt Stromberg, (videorecording)

Chained, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; Clarence Brown's production ; screenplay by John Lee Mahin ; directed by Clarence Brown ; produced by Hunt Stromberg, (videorecording)

Label
Chained
Title
Chained
Statement of responsibility
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; Clarence Brown's production ; screenplay by John Lee Mahin ; directed by Clarence Brown ; produced by Hunt Stromberg
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Eager to marry his devoted secretary, Diane Levering, New York shipping magnate Richard Field asks his wife Louise, who has been living overseas for five years, for a divorce. The socially ambitious Louise, however, refuses to give up her position to Diane and denies Richard's request. Although Diane insists that she will continue to love him without the benefit of marriage, Richard asks her to contemplate her choices while cruising to South America on one of his boats. Diane agrees to the cruise, but vows to return to New York unchanged. Soon after sailing from New York, Diane meets Johnny Smith in the ship's bar and firmly rejects his flirtations. Determined, Johnny asks his smooth-talking best friend, Mike Bradley, for help, but is double-crossed when Mike treats him like a masher in front of Diane. Mike's victory is short-lived, however, as Diane later overhears him laughing about his betrayal with the piqued Johnny. In spite of his inauspicious start, Mike soon ingratiates himself with Diane, and a shipboard romance blossoms. Still true to Richard, Diane makes no commitments to Mike and declines his invitation to visit him on his ranch in Buenos Aires. Mike nevertheless shows up at her Buenos Aires' hotel and insists that she join him at his ranch. After a day on the ranch, Diane and Mike confess their mutual love, and Diane finally tells Mike about Richard. Realizing that Mike is the man she truly loves, Diane promises him that when she returns to New York, she will end her affair with Richard. However, as soon as she sees Richard, he presents her with a wedding ring and explains to her that his wife finally agreed to divorce him on condition that he not be allowed to see his sons. Overwhelmed by Richard's sacrifice, Diane says nothing about her cruise and, after writing a 'Dear John' letter to Mike, marries the millionaire. A year later, Diane runs into Mike in a New York gun shop and suggests that they dine together. In spite of his bitterness, Mike finds that he still loves Diane and senses that she still loves him. Finally, Diane admits her feelings, but explains that she is sacrificing their love to remain loyal to Richard. Although Diane tries to avoid Mike by starting her vacation with Richard early, Mike drops by their country house and, in spite of Diane's protests, vows to confront his rival. When Mike sees how kind and caring Richard is with Diane, however, he backs down from his threat and leaves abruptly. Afterward, Richard reveals to Diane that he had long sensed that she was in love with another man and nobly offers to divorce her. Unchained at last, Diane and Mike begin their married life on his Argentine ranch"--From AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Member of
Cataloging source
MDY
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, George Folsey ; editor, Robert J. Kern ; music, Herbert Stothart
PerformerNote
Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Otto Kruger, Stuart Erwin, Una O'Connor, Akim Tamiroff
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1890-1987
  • 1894-1968
  • 1902-1984
  • 1901-1960
  • 1908-1977
  • 1885-1974
  • 1903-1967
  • 1880-1959
  • 1899-1972
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brown, Clarence
  • Stromberg, Hunt
  • Mahin, John Lee
  • Gable, Clark
  • Crawford, Joan
  • Kruger, Otto
  • Erwin, Stuart
  • O'Connor, Una
  • Tamiroff, Akim
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
76
Series statement
Warner archive collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Divorce
  • Secretaries
  • Ocean liners
  • Americans
Technique
live action
Label
Chained, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; Clarence Brown's production ; screenplay by John Lee Mahin ; directed by Clarence Brown ; produced by Hunt Stromberg, (videorecording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/wdo16139790d.gif
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • CPL DVD#
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1934
  • Based on an original story by Edgar Selwyn
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn373897966
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (76 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883316139790
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)373897966
  • (Sirsi) o373897966
System details
DVD; full-screen (1.33:1 aspect ratio); mono. sound remastered to Dolby digital 2.0; NTSC, region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Chained, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; Clarence Brown's production ; screenplay by John Lee Mahin ; directed by Clarence Brown ; produced by Hunt Stromberg, (videorecording)
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/wdo16139790d.gif
Publication
Note
  • CPL DVD#
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1934
  • Based on an original story by Edgar Selwyn
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocn373897966
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (76 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883316139790
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)373897966
  • (Sirsi) o373897966
System details
DVD; full-screen (1.33:1 aspect ratio); mono. sound remastered to Dolby digital 2.0; NTSC, region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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