Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)

Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)





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Frederich March plays nere-do-well Jerry Corbett, who finally meets and marries the right girl, Joan Prentiss, played by Sylvia Sydney. Unfortunately their wedded bliss is interrupted when Jerry's play becomes a hit and he hooks up with the wrong woman from his past. Joan decides that turn-about is fair play and she picks Cary Grant to escort her around to various parties around New York. Eventually Jerry quits drinking and sends his girlfriend packing, just in time for Joan to take him back.
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Sylvia Sidney
as Joan Prentice
Fredric March
as Jerry Corbett
Adrianne Allen
as Claire Hempstead
Florence Britton
as Charlcie
George Irving
as Mr. Prentice
Kent Taylor
as Dick Taylor
Leonard Carey
as Butler
Milla Davenport
as Housekeeper
Robert Greig
as Baritone
Cary Grant
as Stage Leading Man
Jay Eaton
as Friend
Pat Somerset
as Friend
Theresa Harris
as Powder room attendant
Rev. Neal Dodd
as Minister
LeRoy Mason
as Guest
Tom Ricketts
as Guest at Wedding
Edwin Maxwell
as Jake Symonds, Agent
Ernie S. Adams
as Reporter
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Sudsy early 1930s precursor to Days of Wine and Roses; the performances are fine, but the story is predictable.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

what do you have when the main lead march is an unapoogetic alkie who revels in booze and a female sydney is awesome in this she is one of my all time faves who goes 4 drives with men and loves parking? a pre-code melodrama directed by the legendary doroty arzner. don't miss cary grant's 15 seconds as he is billed second to LAST!

Greg Wood
Greg Wood

Sylvia is wonderful here all soulful eyes and wounded dignity with an inner core of strength however March is a contemptable heel and the script isn't really anything special. A very young Cary Grant is in and out of this in about two minutes.

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