Showing posts with label John Cromwell. Show all posts
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

On This Day...In Name Only (1939)

Today in 1939 saw the release of Cary Grant's 34th full length feature film and his last of the 1930's.

Cary Grant plays Alec Walker, a married man who falls in love with a widow, Julie(Carole Lombard).

His wife, Maida(Kay Francis), tries to save the marriage but only to keep hold of the family money.
When Alec becomes ill, which woman will pull him through?

"A mature, meaty picture, based on the novel Memory of Love....In Name Only has its many knowing touches deftly underscored by Director John Cromwell, brought out by a smoothly functioning cast." - Time

"This is a well-made depressing little picture of unhappy marriage...The picture is made quite creditably, by three people - Miss Carole Lombard, Mr. Cary Grant and Miss Kay Francis." 
- Graham Greene, The Spectator

With Carole Lombard and Kay Francis.


Julie Eden                  Carole Lombard
Alec Walker               Cary Grant
Maida Walker            Kay Francis
Mr. Walker                Charles Coburn
Suzanne                    Helen Vinson
Laura                         Katharine Alexander
Dr. Gateson               Jonathan Hale
Dr. Muller                  Maurice Moscovich
Mrs. Walker               Nella Walker
Ellen                           Peggy Ann Garner
Gardner                      Spencer Charters

With Carole Lombard.

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Directed by John Cromwell
Produced and distributed by RKO Radio.
Running time: 94 minutes.