Splendor (1935)

In this melodrama, a rich young man marries an impoverished young woman and incites the wrath of his snooty parents who are being utter hypocrites because their fortune is in a most precarious state. To help restore the familial wealth, the parents try to force the young bride into having an affair with a prominent banker. The ploy succeeds and the money begins rolling in. But when the tryst comes to light, the bride leaves them and becomes a dressmaker.

Director: Elliott Nugent.
Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Joel McCrea, Paul Cavanagh, Helen Westley, Billie Burke, David Niven, Katharine Alexander, Ruth Weston, Arthur Treacher, Torben Meyer, Ivan F. Simpson, Reginald Sheffield.


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