Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
Based on Veneer, a 1929 Broadway flop by Hugh Stange, this sentimental domestic drama came to the screens in early 1932, first as Love Starved, then under the less inflammatory title of Young Bride. The love-starved young bride is Allie Smith (Helen Twelvetrees), who, after a whirlwind romance, marries handsome but weak-willed Charlie Riggs (Eric Linden). Presenting himself as a wheeler-dealer, Charlie is in reality a mere runner in a Wall Street brokerage firm and, if that isn't bad enough, is cheating on his new wife with Maizie (Arline Judge), a brassy taxi dancer. When a pregnant Allie threatens to leave him, Charlie attempts to win her back with money earned in a dance contest with Maizie, but the taxi dancer absconds with the winnings and a distraught Allie contemplates suicide. After a final confrontation with Maizie, a chagrined Charlie returns to home and hearth begging forgiveness. Convinced of her husband's reformation, Allie accepts the apology and the couple embrace.
love, reform [improve], suicide-attempt, bride, man