Sin Takes A Holiday
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 28 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: May 25, 2004
- Originally Released: 1930
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Constance Bennett & Basil Rathbone|
|Directed by||Paul L. Stein|
|Edited by||Daniel Mandell|
|Screenplay by||Horace Jackson|
|Original story by||Robert Milton & Dorothy Cairns|
|Cinematography by||John J. Mescall|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Sin Takes a Holiday is a alarmingly candid farce of sexual mores run wild featuring a definitive performance by Constance Bennett and brilliantly supported by Basil Rathbone.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 16 ratings.
Enjoyable, if stagey, cynical pre-code picture, with a debauched and cynical Basil Rathbone and not atypical 1930s plot illogic. This gets you some of the fun of "pre-Code" pictures- scenes of decadence that vanished from the movies from 1934 until the late fifties. Constance Bennett is certainly in love with her looks.
A very early 30s film where Rathbone co-stars with a fine actress from the silent era. A delightful little ditty that will appeal more to the ladies than the men. The ending is not what I expected but what my wife expected...Enjoy!
"Sin Takes A Holiday" is an 88 minute divine holiday of a movie. Basil Rathbone is suave and Constance Bennett is alluring. It's a movie you want to see again and again.
Only in these pre-codes will you find a divorce lawyer and his secretary contracting to be married for a year for a $5,000 fee (quite a chunk of change by 1930 standards!). The role of Sylvia Brenner might have been layed by Joan Crawford if this were made at MGM, but Constnace Bennett carries this off with far more class. And she was SO gorgeous!
Basil Rathbone is such a suave devil in this film. The packaging is slightly misleading in listing only Rathbone, because Constance Bennett is the only star billed above the title.
Except for an occasional scratch or splice, the print is fairly clean, sound is what you'd expect for an early talkie. Another great bargain from Alpha!
- Sales Rank: 5,442
- UPC: 089218440594
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