Living on Velvet
Warner Archive Collection (series)
Ever since the plane he was piloting crashed and killed his parents and sister, aviator Terry Parker refuses to take life seriously. When he weds glamorous socialite Ann Prentiss, she soon realizes their marriage may be living on borrowed time.
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 17 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: August 10, 2010
- Originally Released: 1935
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Kay Francis, Warren William, Helen Lowell & George Brent|
|Directed by||Frank Borzage|
|Screenwriting by||Julius J. Epstein & Jerry Wald|
|Director of Photography:||Sidney Hickox|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Kay Francis tries to get George Brent's head out of the clouds in this high-flying romance directed by two-time Academy Award winner Frank Borzage and co-starring Warren William. Ever since the plane he was piloting crashed and killed his parents and sister, aviator Terry Parker (Brent) refuses to take life seriously. So when he woos and weds glamorous socialite Ann Prentiss (Francis), his irresponsible behavior soon forces his new bride to realize their marriage may be like Terry himself, living on borrowed time. Featuring 17 dazzling Orry-Kelly gowns that "had the feminine members of the audience cooing" (Frank S. Nugent, The New York Times), Living on Velvet showcases the sophistication and grace that made Kay Francis the most popular - and highest paid - screen actress of her time.
In this drama, an amateur pilot is driven to living life in the fast lane after he pilots that plane that crashed and killed his parents and his sister. He goes on to marry. He and his new wife live in terrible conditions until he suddenly inherits $8,000 which he uses to buy a plane and start up a commuter service. Unfortunately, he finds himself again in debt. His disgusted wife leaves, but when he is hurt in a car crash, she eventually returns.
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