Merrily We Go To Hell (The Criterion Collection)

Merrily We Go To Hell (The Criterion Collection)

Sylvia Sidney
Director: Dorothy Arzner Cast: Sylvia Sidney
Sylvia Sidney
, Fredric March
Fredric March
, Adrianne Allen
Adrianne Allen
Dorothy Arzner

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If only Merrily We Go To Hell was as interesting as its title! To escape an arranged marriage, heiress Joan Prentice (Sylvia Sidney) elopes with reporter Jerry Corbett (Fredric March). Unfortunately, Corbett is not only irresponsible, but also an abusive drunkard. To make matters worse, predatory Claire Hempstead (Adrienne Ames) has set her mind on stealing Corbett away from the hapless Joan. Finally fed up with her besotted mate, Joan walks out on him, only to discover that she's pregnant. The prospect of impending fatherhood causes Corbett to shape up and "dry out" in a hurry, but one still has doubts whether he'll be able to keep his promise never to touch another drop of liquor. Cary Grant has a tiny role as a stage actor in this unsettling blend of romance, drinking jokes, and Victorian melodrama.

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/11/2021
UPC: 0715515258616
Original Release: 1932
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion Collection
Time: 1:23:00
Sales rank: 11,444

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sylvia Sidney Joan Prentice
Fredric March Jerry Corbett
Adrianne Allen Claire Hempstead
Esther Howard Vi
George S. Irving Mr. Prentice
Kent Taylor Gregory Boleslavsky
Leonard Carey Butler
Milla Davenport Housekeeper
Robert Greig Baritone
Mildred Boyd June
Cary Grant Charlie Baxter 'DeBrion'
Adrienne Ames Actor
Florence Britton Charlice
Charles Coleman Damerry
Neal Dodd Minister
Jay Eaton Friend
Richard "Skeets" Gallagher Buck
Theresa Harris Powder room attendant
LeRoy Mason Guest
Edwin Maxwell Jake Symonds, Agent
Tom Ricketts Guest at Wedding
Pat Somerset Friend
Gordon Westcott Friend
Ernie S. Adams Reporter
William "Wild Bill" Elliott Dance Extra
Dennis O'Keefe Usher

Technical Credits
Dorothy Arzner Director
Dave Abel Cinematographer
Jane Loring Editor
Edwin Justus Mayer Screenwriter

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