Millie (1931)



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In this melodrama, a divorcee flits from man-to-man. It seems she will love everyone but the wealth town broker, who, to ease his breaking heart takes up with her 16-year-old daughter. The ruffled mother warns him repeatedly to stop, but he does not and she ends up killing him. During the ensuing trial, her daughter steps forward and tells the truth about the fateful night.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Kenyon, Ralph Murphy
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 28, 2006


as Tommy Roche

as Jimmy Daimer

as Connie

as Helen Riley

as Jack Maitland

as Attorney

as Holmes

as Mrs. Maitland

as Hawksworth

as Clara Roscoe

as Landlady
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Critic Reviews for Millie

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Full Review… | January 28, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Millie

Creaky antique reworking of Madame X is of interest mainly for its pre-code ingredients, blatant lesbianism, unpunished sex outside marriage etc., than any real value as a film. A lot of the film techniques are reminiscent of silents showing the growing pains of films continued into the early thirties. Part of the problem with the film is that all the men talk about how the heroine gets under a man's skin and they can't get over her but Helen Twelvetrees exudes none of the magnetism that makes that believable. The supporting players add more to the picture than the leads with Lilyan Tashman having the most fun as a party girl with Joan Blondell and Frank McHugh both starting out but already stealing scenes with their patented personas firmly in place. An almost unrecognizable Anita Louise, still beautiful but so young, is cast as Millie's daughter.

jay nixon

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