Women Men Marry (1931)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 76 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Silent screen serial star Charles Hutchison produced and directed this low-budget marital drama, which benefitted from one of those icy performances by the platinum blond Natalie Moorhead. Slinking her way through scores of early talkies, Moorhead -- sexy slouch and all -- created havoc whenever she arrived on the screen to drop a haughty remark or two. Here, she leads naive Sally Blane into almost having an affair with her husband's boss (Crauford Kent). Almost, but the pert Blane manages to resist the elderly man's dubious charms. Blane's equally naive hubby, Randolph Scott, at first believes that it is the brash Moorhead who's having the affair, but a valuable bracelet on his wife's arm convinces him otherwise. There is a confrontation and the proverbial shot in the dark. Both Blane and Scott assume the other shot the amourous Kent, but the shooter proves to be Moorhead's hot-headed husband Kenneth Harlan. She's having a tryst all right, but with someone named Perky, not Kent. The latter, who apparently wasn't having an affair with anybody, recovers from his gunshot wound and everyone lives happily ever after -- with their original spouses. Perhaps screenwriter John Francis Natteford could follow the needlessly complicated plot of this cheap potboiler, but nobody else could.



city-life, husband, wife