The Runaround (1931)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Filmed in an early Technicolor process, The Runaround tells the story of Broadway dancer Mary Brian, who refuses to play the gold-digging games indulged in by her fellow chorines. Though she's sorely tempted to accept a $1000 bracelet from an elderly admirer, Brian turns down the gift when she learns that her benefactor expects a few "favors" in return. By sticking to her principles, our heroine finally lands a pure-hearted husband, wealthy Geoffrey Kerr. Comedy relief was offered by two former silent-screen favorites, Marie Prevost and Johnny Hines. A box-office loser to the tune of $160,000, The Runaround didn't fare much better in Great Britain, where it was released as Waiting for the Bride (who knows why?)

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chorus-girl, love, marriage, romance