Irene Dunne was an American actress and singer who rose to prominence between the 1930s and 1950s. She is best remembered for her performance as ‘Sabra Cravat’ in the film ‘Cimarron’ (1931). She earned her first of the five ‘Academy Award’ nominations for ‘Best Actress’ for ‘Cimarron.’ She earned the other four ‘Academy’ nominations for ‘Theodora Goes Wild’ (1936), ‘The Awful Truth’ (1937), ‘Love Affair’ (1939), and ‘I Remember Mama’ (1948). She started her acting career in 1921 and made her ‘Broadway’ debut in 1922. She became quite successful in ‘Broadway’ and soon made her screen debut as ‘Delphine Witherspoon’ in the musical comedy film ‘Leathernecking.’ She became quite popular in Hollywood with films such as ‘ Back Street (1932), ‘Magnificent Obsession’ (1935), ‘Life with Father’ (1947), ‘The Mudlark’ (1950), and ‘It Grows on Trees’ (1952). Some of her unsuccessful films include ‘The Great Lover’ (1931), ‘Stingaree’ (1934), and ‘Never a Dull Moment’ (1950).
The Awful Truth is a comedy film which revolves around Jerry and Lucy, a married couple, who grow suspicious of each other. They start believing that the other one is having an affair, and decide to go for a divorce. But it seems that parting is a lot more difficult for them than they thought.
Queen Victoria is in mourning for last fifteen years. Meanwhile, a street urchin finds a piece of jewelry containing her image and learns that she is the “mother of all England”. Taking this to be true, he goes to Windsor Castle, where he slips past the guards; but is ultimately caught and taken as an assassin. Luckily, help comes from an unlikely place
Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, this romantic drama film tells the story of a woman who is the secret mistress of a wealthy married man, whom she loves and is totally devoted to.
Anne, a young widow, who has succeeded her husband as the mayor of the town, takes her duties much too seriously, spending most of her time at the office, making her father-in-law worried about her health and happiness. Then she meets George, who has been hired to sculpt a statue of her late husband and the two develop an instant liking.
When Tomorrow Comes is a romantic drama film, which tells the story of a waitress who falls in love with a pianist. However, she comes to know that he is married, but the pianist decides to leave his mentally troubled wife.
Shortly after getting married to Sally, Peter discovers oil on the farm owned by his grandmother. Soon, the farmers nearby, also start finding natural gas reserves beneath their land. Meanwhile a railroad tycoon Walt Brennan thinks of purchasing the land from them.
Successful Broadway star, Maggie Garret, finds herself in debt thanks to extravagant spendings by her mooching parents and relatives. When an admirer Dan latches on to her, she gets him arrested and is later appointed his probation officer. Eventually, she falls in love with the free-spirited Dan and finally escapes the clutches of her family.
After her child passes away, Ann Vickers devotes herself to social work, trying to improve the conditions in a women’s prison. However, this leads to her losing her job. She soon starts writing a book about the harsh realities of the prison, and also begins an affair with a corrupt judge.
Never a Dull Moment is a heist comedy crime film, which revolves around a TV actor, who is mistaken for a notorious hitman. He is forced to continue to pretend to be the hitman to foil the plans of a gangster.
This 1931 short film revolves around the stolen pearls of Norma Shearer. After the theft, a detective is sent to interrogate the party guests, most of which are famous Hollywood stars.