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Strictly Unconventional (1930)

Passed | | Drama | 3 May 1930 (USA)
A young woman married into an aristocratic English family finds life with her husband dull and decides to elope with a Canadian. However her mother-in-law, who did something similar thirty years before, tries to prevent her.

Director:

David Burton
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Catherine Dale Owen ... Elizabeth
Paul Cavanagh ... Ted
Tyrell Davis ... Arnold Champion-Cheney - M.P.
Lewis Stone ... Clive Champion-Cheney
Ernest Torrence ... Lord Porteous
Alison Skipworth ... Lady Catherine Champion-Chene
Mary Forbes ... Mrs. Anna Shenstone
Wilfred Noy Wilfred Noy ... Butler
William H. O'Brien ... Footman (as William O'Brien)

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Storyline

A young woman married into an aristocratic English family finds life with her husband dull and decides to elope with a Canadian. However her mother-in-law, who did something similar thirty years before, tries to prevent her.

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horse | vase | party | orchestra | nobility | See All (19) »

Taglines:

The Most Daring and Absorbing Picture of Romance v. Marriage that has come to the Talking Screen. (Print Ad- Hutt News,((Lower Hutt, N.Z.)) 29 January 1931)

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

When it was originally released in April 1930, Strictly Unconventional ran 72 minutes, but, by the time it found its way to New York City in July 1930, (for a one day showing on a double bill at Loew's), MGM had cut it to 54 minutes, and this is the version which survives today on Turner Classic Movies. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth: You're awfully nice, Ted.
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Connections

Version of The Circle (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful Blue Danube), Op. 314
(1867) (uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
Played as dance music by the orchestra at the party
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The Razzie for worst actress of 1930 is........
3 February 2006 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

I had never heard of Catherine Dale Owen before,which is hardly surprising given that she only appeared in about 6 films.However after this performance i do not think that i will ever forget her.She seems to enunciate every word to twice its natural length.I think that she must have gone to the vocal coach featured in "Singing In The Rain".There is one scene where she is seated having a discussion.Every time the other actor talks she looks away with a doleful stare.When it comes to her lines she turns and almost stares into the camera as if reading an idiot board.Then when she speaks her lines she seems to want to make a different hand gesture for every word.The tone of her voice hardly altering.So to Catherine i retrospectively award the Razzie for the worst actress of 1930.A well merited award!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Circle See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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