This Modern Age (Full Screen)

Young Valentine Winters leaves America to join her ooh-la-la mama in Paris...and Life begins. Soon Valentine is caught up in a whirl of hot music and cold champagne, of the right clothes and the wrong men, of all pleasure and no happiness.
This Modern Age (Full Screen)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 8 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1931
  • Label: Warner Archives
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Audio:
    • English

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Young Valentine Winters (Joan Crawford) leaves America to join her ooh-la-la mama in Paris...and Life begins. Soon Valentine is caught up in a whirl of hot music and cold champagne, of the right clothes and the wrong men, of all pleasure and no happiness. Then she meets an upstanding Harvard man. The future looks bright, until his strait-laced parents visit Paris. They discover not only Valentine's wild ways, but a shocking secret about her mother -- and Valentine's world comes crashing down. Gloriously gowned by Adrian, the normally brunette Crawford peroxided up for the role of Valentine and scored a hit with female fans eager to share her glamorous path from good girl to party girl to a woman forged by the fires of love.

Product Description:

With a blonde wigged Joan Crawford offering one of her more high-handed performances, and veteran silent star Pauline Frederick doing her best to keep up, audiences are in for MGM soap-opera at its 1931 zenith. Reunited with her long-lost mother in Paris, Crawford fails to realize that the loving and dignified woman is actually kept by a Parisian roué Albert Conti. Although she briefly falls in with a fast crowd, headed by the alcoholic Monroe Owsley, Crawford, a good girl at heart, falls in love with visiting Harvard graduate Neil Hamilton, and he with her. But Hamilton's stern, puritanical parents (Hobart Bosworth and Emma Dunn) frown upon Crawford's Parisian friends, who rudely spoil a dignified but deadly dull evening of superficial conversation and bridge. When a disgusted Hamilton informs his upcoming bride about her mother's true metier, Crawford is at first disbelieving and then huffily breaks the engagement. A penitent Frederick agrees to leave her life as a kept woman, but when she realizes that her daughter still carries a torch for the stuffy Hamilton, she pretends to willingly return to Conti. Denouncing her mother, Crawford goes on a tryst with Owsley, but is returned by Hamilton, who reunites her with the self-sacrificing Miss Frederick.

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Affairs | America | Cars / Automobiles | Families | Friendships | Love | Melodrama | Morals | Parenthood | Parents | Romance | Romances | Sex
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  • Sales Rank: 34,891
  • UPC: 883316242360
  • Shipping Weight: 0.18/lbs (approx)
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