The Strange Case of Clara Deane (1932)


A young dress designer marries an insurance agent. They soon have a daughter, but what the wife doesn’t know is that her husband is actually a criminal, who soon involves her–unwittingly–in a robbery. Sentenced to prison, she gives up her baby for adoption. When she is released 15 years later, she sets out to find her long-lost daughter. A police inspector gets involved in her search and, for reasons of his own, tries to dissuade her from finding her child.

Directors: Louis J. Gasnier, Max Marcin.
Writers: Arthur M. Brilant (play), Max Marcin.
Stars: Wynne Gibson, Pat O’Brien, Dudley Digges, Frances Dee, George Barbier, Russell Gleason, Lee Kohlmar, Cora Sue Collins, Florence Britton.


Many thanks to James for sending me a copy of this film. The file had some audio issues which I fixed.

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  1. Nick Det.
    July 9, 2022

    Cora Sue Collins is still alive and is in her mid-90’s. now.

  2. carol tenge
    January 24, 2023

    There are films and there are films and then I stumble across this best kept secret.
    Yes I cried at the finish….. The sign of a great picture.

  3. carol tenge
    July 26, 2023

    I came back
    Saw it again
    Cried at the ending again…..

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