Laughing Sinners

Laughing Sinners

Joan Crawford
Director: Harry Beaumont Cast: Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford
, Neil Hamilton
Neil Hamilton
, Clark Gable
Clark Gable
Harry Beaumont

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)



The Kenyon Nicholson play Torch Song was the source for the Joan Crawford vehicle Laughing Sinners. Crawford plays nightclub entertainer Ivy Stevens, who loses her zest for living when she's thrown over by her salesman sweetheart Howard Palmer (Neil Hamilton). At her lowest ebb, Ivy is befriended by Salvation Army captain Carl Loomis (yes, that's Clark Gable!). With her faith in God and Mankind renewed, Ivy becomes an "urban missionary," singing on street corners with Loomis and his flock. Alas, she falls from grace when she rekindles her romance with the now-married Howard. The conscience-stricken Ivy quits the Salvation Army, insisting that she's no longer worthy of the organization. But rather than accept her resignation, Carl turns in his uniform and collection plate and pledges eternal devotion to Ivy! And this all happens in a swift 71 minutes.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2009
UPC: 0883316140338
Original Release: 1931
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:12:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Crawford Ivy Stevens
Neil Hamilton Howard Palmer
Clark Gable Carl Loomis
Marjorie Rambeau Ruby
Guy Kibbee Cass Wheeler
Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards Mike
Roscoe Karns Fred Geer
Gertrude Short Edna
George Cooper Joe
George F. Marion Humpty
Bert Woodruff Tink
Henry Armetta Tony the Chef
Johnny Mack Brown Actor
Lee Phelps Salesman
Clara Blandick Actor

Technical Credits
Harry Beaumont Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Edith Fitzgerald Screenwriter
Martin Flavin Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
George Hively Editor
Bess Meredyth Screenwriter
Charles Rosher Cinematographer

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