The Brat (1931)

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    Information from IMDb

    Plot Summary
    A society novelist brings a brash young chorus girl home
    in order to study her for inspiration for his new novel.
    His family is distraught, but soon her behavior has
    forever altered their snobbish ways.
    Written by Jim Beaver

    Full Cast
    Sally O'Neil ... The Brat
    Alan Dinehart ... MacMillan Forester
    Frank Albertson ... Stephen Forester
    William Collier Sr. ... Judge O'Flaherty
    Virginia Cherrill ... Angela
    June Collyer ... Jane
    J. Farrell MacDonald ... Timson, the butler
    Mary Forbes ... Mrs. Forester
    Albert Gran ... Bishop
    Louise Mackintosh ... Lena
    Margaret Mann ... Housekeeper

    Writing Credits
    S.N. Behrman
    Maude Fulton play , screenplay
    Sonya Levien

    Joseph H. August

    Writer Maude Fulton was an actress as well and starred
    in the 1917 Broadway premiere of her own play.
    Two of her co-stars in the play went on
    to have major film careers, Lewis Stone and Edmund Lowe.

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited once, last by ethanedwards ().

  • The Brat is a 1931 comedy film,
    is based on the 1917 play by Maude Fulton.
    A previous silent film had been made in 1919 with Alla Nazimova.
    This 1931 screen version has been updated to
    then contemporary standards i.e. clothing, speak,
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    User Review

    Ford Still Doesn't Get Talkies
    6 November 2016 | by boblipton (New York City)


    Alan Dinehart is an author looking to draw inspiration from reality, so he pays the court costs of Sally O'Neill, and takes her home in this Pygmalion story.

    Everyone is good in their role: Miss O'Neill as the rough-and-tumble Brat, Dinehart as the snobby and increasingly unlikable author. Albert Gran is fine as the live-in bishop and J. Farrel MacDonald, a Ford regular. Joseph August's camera-work is as good as it's ever been, particularly in the opening sequence at night court. However, the show creaks as a sort of cut-rate version of George Bernard Shaw's version of the Greek myth.

    The problem is that, except for MacDonald's relationship with Frank Albertson, playing Dinehart's put-upon and whiny younger brother, this movie does not play to any of Ford's strength. With the coming of sound he had to learn to direct anew, and took this as another assignment. The result is another rote production with the excellent camera-work that distinguished Fox productions in this period as its only point of interest to anyone not interested in seeing everything that John Ford directed.

    Best Wishes
    London- England

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