Kept Husbands

A hard-working steelworker and a wealthy socialite fall in love with heart-wrenching results.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 15 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: January 31, 2006
  • Originally Released: 1931
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) - English

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The spoiled daughter of a rich steel baron, Dorothy Parker sets her sights on Dick Brunton, a supervisor at her father's factory. Ignoring the protests of her family, who are certain that their different backgrounds will doom the relationship, Dorothy vows to secure their engagement within a month. Dick quickly falls for the woman's charms, and their marriage propels him into her extravagant lifestyle. Her insatiable desire for luxury forces the newlyweds to rely on Dorothy's father for money, and Dick soon finds himself at the mercy of the Parker dynasty, a kept husband. To regain his pride and save their marriage, Dick risks everything on a last-ditch plan that will either prove their love or tear the couple apart, forever.

Romantic-comedy director, Lloyd Bacon's career dates back to the silent era when he co-starred in several of Chaplin's best Essanay shorts, including The Tramp, The Vagabond, Easy Street and others. He is also responsible for such classics as 42nd Street (1933), Footlight Parade (1933), Knute Rockne, All-American (1940) and The Fighting Sullivans (1944).

Product Description:

A rich heiress lives on her husband's salary to sustain his self esteem.

Plot Synopsis:

Dick Brunton, a worker at a steel mill, saves the lives of a couple of men after an accident at the factory. He refuses his boss's offer of a $1000 reward, but accepts his dinner invitation. There he meets Dot, the boss's daughter, who is immediately smitten by Dick and sets her sights on marrying him.
As usual, she gets what she wants; however, Dick soon grows tired of being a "kept" man and eventually Dot agrees to a life together on his earned income.


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Kept Husbands- Skip this movie! Movie Lover: from BRONX, NY US -- September, 12, 2015

I loved pre-code movies! Some of them are relevant even today unfortunately, this movie is truly outdated! Watching this movie till the end (how did I do that) was as painful as getting a root canal! Dorothy Mackmail and Joel McCrea are fine performers but even a terrible plot like this can't save them! The actor Ned Sparks (Crowface - I'll call him) has got to be in the running of the worst actor ever! Basically, the film is a big waste of time however, two good movies to buy from are "The Most Dangerous Game" and "Safe In Hell!"There you will witness Mr.McCrea and Ms.Mackmail with excellent performances!

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  • Sales Rank: 56,779
  • UPC: 089218497192
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