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Millie (1931)



Millie

(1931)

85 minutes

Drama

Directed by John Francis Dillon

Cast:

Helen Twelvetrees as Millie Blake Maitland
Lilyan Tashman as Helen Riley
Robert Ames as Tommy Rock
James Hall as Jack Maitland
John Halliday as Jimmy Damier
Joan Blondell as Angie Wickerstaff
Anita Louise as Connie Maitland
Edmund Breese as Bob O'Fallon
Frank McHugh as Johnny Holmes
Charlotte Walker as Mrs Maitland
Franklin Parker as Spring
Charles Delaney as Mike
Harry Stubbs as Mark Marks

Very typical of its time, "Millie" stars Helen Twelvetrees as the title character, a woman who starts off as a respectable young mother married into a rich family. Soon enough, she divorces, gives up her child and descends into a shameful streetwalker's life. Before the final frame, she tries to get her daughter and her dignity back.

The most notable thing about it now is the presence of a young Joan Blondell as one of Millie's partying friends. Helen Twelvetrees herself is fascinating to watch, sort of a cross between Clara Bow and Glenda Farrell, and very vivacious.

While not quite the best of pre-Code, this film is still an important footnote for early 1930's movie-making, and worth a look for those who can't get enough of the early, racy, Hollywood.




Directors:
Actors: Joan Blondell, Frank McHugh, Helen Twelvetrees
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Matinee Classics - Millie starring Helen Twelvetrees, Lilyan Tashman, Robert AMes, James Hall, John Halliday, Joan Blondell, Anita Louise, Edmund Breese, Frank McHugh, Charlotte Walker, Franklin Parker, Charles Delaney and Harry Stubbs
Matinee Classics - Millie starring Helen Twelvetrees, Lilyan Tashman, Robert AMes, James Hall, John Halliday, Joan Blondell, Anita Louise, Edmund Breese, Frank McHugh, Charlotte Walker, Franklin Parker, Charles Delaney and Harry Stubbs
Matinee Classics - Millie starring Helen Twelvetrees, Lilyan Tashman, Robert AMes, James Hall, John Halliday, Joan Blondell, Anita Louise, Edmund Breese, Frank McHugh, Charlotte Walker, Franklin Parker, Charles Delaney and Harry Stubbs


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