The Woman Between (1931)

Genres - Romance  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Two prolific British character actors contributed to the production end of The Woman Between; its script was adapted from Conflict, a play by Miles Malleson, and it was directed by Miles Mander (best to avoid any cracks about "miles and miles"). Adrienne Allen plays Lady Pamela, the daughter of nobleman Earl Bellingdon (C.M. Hallard) -- and the mistress of Conservative parliamentary candidate Tremayne (David Hawthorne), her father's best friend. Tremayne's well-ordered lifestyle is upset when Cambridge classmate Tom Smith (Owen Nares), now down on his luck, hits Tremayne up for a five-pound loan. Using the money to get back on his feet, Smith enters the world of politics as a Labor candidate, and within months he is running against Tremayne in an impending election. Pamela becomes the "Woman Between" of the title when she falls in love with Smith, leading to a political scandal of potentially cataclysmic dimensions. The Woman Between was retitled The Woman Decides in the U.S., to avoid confusion with a like-vintage RKO picture.

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politics, blackmail, extramarital-affair, love, mistress, politician, romance, scandal