Chance at Heaven (1933)
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as Marjorie 'Marje' / 'Mug' Harris
as Blackstone 'Blacky' Gorman
as Mr. Fred Harris
as Sid Larrick
as Betty's Escort (uncredited)
as Glory Franklyn
as (scenes deleted)
as Franklyn's Guest (uncredited)
as Mrs. Harris
as Mrs. S.T. Franklyn
as Miss Bruce, Franklyn's Guest (uncredited)
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Audience Reviews for Chance at Heaven
Minor programmer with Ginger's character to self sacrificing to be believable.
This is an odd pre-coder. It seemed to be a popular trend of the era to buck the old class systems. The idea of inter-marriage between said classes and the chaffing that occurs from it. In most movies I've seen of this time there is a happy ending that has the two together despite the class difference. The idea to encourage the breaking down of these walls. This one... not so much. The relationship between the gas station owner and the debutante is very odd. It's almost like they're playing a game of house and not actually grown-up married. She's a very silly child who has no concept of the world around her and for some reason the gas station guy is besotted with her. (Even though adorable, funny, and down-to-earth Ginger Rogers is gaga for him). It's not really insulting to women because you also have the more normal Ginger Rogers (who seems content to just hang around and wait for the marriage to implode on its self) that you instantly root for. (Although one has to wonder why she'd go back to a guy who ditched her so casually) It's actually kind of insulting to men since it presents the normal work-a-day guy as being very easily charmed by a pretty face with a little money to throw around. And maybe to an extent that's a little true. I almost feel like this movie points out the foibles of both genders in one form of another. But perhaps I'm projecting too much... Throw in a bizarre "OMG did they just imply she had an abortion?!" subplot and you have one of the more weird and different pre-codes I've ever seen.
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