Lilly Turner (1933)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This weepie, adapted from a play by Philip Dunning and George Abbott, is a vehicle for Ruth Chatterton as the titular Lilly. Her sufferings begin when she marries a man who later turns out to be a bigamist. She has their baby but marries another man so the child can have a father. The new husband is alcoholic and so Lilly falls in love with someone else, but when her husband breaks his back protecting her, she elects to stay with him.

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bigamy, love, handicap, killing, marriage, marriage-of-convenience, rescue, romance, self-sacrifice, toddlers