The Woman Between (1931)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Marriage Drama  |   Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Lily Damita, an actress best known today for her tempestuous marriage to screen idol Errol Flynn, is the Dietrich-like heroine in RKO Radio's The Woman Between. Damita plays a knockout French modiste who marries the much-older widower O.P. Heggie. She immediately incurs the wrath of Heggie's grown children (Lester Vail, Miriam Seegar), who suspect that Damita married the old coot for her money. She didn't, but she does eventually tire of Heggie, ending up running off with her handsome "stepson" Vail. In an incredible climactic about-face, our heroine decides to remain faithful to Heggie after all, apparently for no other reason than RKO's fear of the Hollywood censors. Director Victor L. Schertzinger also wrote the film's theme song, Close to Me.

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father, love-triangle, son, woman