Sweet Surrender (1935)

Genres - Musical  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Filmed on location in New York, Sweet Surrender takes place in a variety of landmark locations, including the NBC radio studios at Rockefeller Center, Jack Dempsey's Restaurant, and the S. S. Normandie (several years before it capsized in New York Harbor, of course!) Radio tenor Frank Parker heads the cast as radio tenor Danny O'Day, who gets involved in a robbery-impersonation plot. The late Ukranian singer and Broadway actress Tamara Drasin (billed here as simply 'Tamara') plays a dual role as Danny's dancer sweetheart Delphine and her gun-moll look-alike Maizie Marshall. Also playing "masquerade party" is Maizie's gangster beau Jerry Burke (Russ Brown), who pretends to be a schoolteacher. It's up to Danny to figure out which girl is which, and why Maizie and Jerry are going to all this trouble. In addition to Frank Parker, several other New York habitues make brief appearances, including boxer-turned-restaurateur Jack Dempsey and Abe Lyman and his Orchestra.



danger, anti-war, dance [art], espionage, impersonation, mistaken-identity