Lilly Turner (1933)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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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.



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