False Pretenses (1935)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Release Date - Oct 22, 1935 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Former Miss America Irene Ware stars in the standard Chestefield Pictures social drama False Pretenses. Ware is cast as lunch-counter waitress Mary Beekman, who intends to crash society and land a wealthy husband. She is helped along by affable millionaire Kenneth Alden (Sidney Blackmer), who loves Mary but won't admit it. Our heroine winds up with retired bootlegger Pat Brennan (Russell Hopton), who mistakenly believes that Mary is a bonafide member of the "The 400." What starts out dramatically ends comically, with everyone -- even the unsympathetic characters -- getting what he or she really wants out of life.

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bootlegging, class-consciousness, high-society, millionaire, waiter