The Brat (1931)

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    • The Brat (1931)

      THE BRAT


      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

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    • Re: John Ford- The Brat (1931)

      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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