A Successful Calamity

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  • Genre(s): Comedy Drama
  • Release year: 1932
  • Running time: 72 min
A Successful Calamity is a 1932 American comedy film directed by John G. Adolfi and starring George Arliss and Mary Astor. Based on the 1917 play A Successful Calamity by Clare Kummer, the film is about an elderly millionaire who must deal with his... read more

A Successful Calamity is a 1932 American comedy film directed by John G. Adolfi and starring George Arliss and Mary Astor. Based on the 1917 play A Successful Calamity by Clare Kummer, the film is about an elderly millionaire who must deal with his selfish young second wife and a pair of spoiled grown children.

Original Release

08/10/1932

US Release

09/17/1932

Cast

George Arliss Henry Wilton
Mary Astor Emmy 'Sweetie' Wilton
Evalyn Knapp Peggy Wilton
Grant Mitchell Connors - Wilton's Butler / Connors
Hardie Albright George Struther - Peggy's Beau / George Struthers
Randolph Scott Larry Rivers - the Polo Coach / Larry Rivers
David Torrence Partington
Hale Hamilton John Belde - Wilton's Business Associate / John Belde
Fortunio Bonanova Pietro Rafaelo - the Pianist / Pietro Rafaelo
Oscar Apfel President of the United States
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John G. Adolfi

Writers

Maude T. Howell, Julien Josephson, Austin Parker, Clare Kummer

Cast

George Arliss Henry Wilton
Mary Astor Emmy 'Sweetie' Wilton
Evalyn Knapp Peggy Wilton
Grant Mitchell Connors - Wilton's Butler / Connors
Hardie Albright George Struther - Peggy's Beau / George Struthers
Randolph Scott Larry Rivers - the Polo Coach / Larry Rivers
David Torrence Partington
Hale Hamilton John Belde - Wilton's Business Associate / John Belde
Fortunio Bonanova Pietro Rafaelo - the Pianist / Pietro Rafaelo
Oscar Apfel President of the United States
Leon Ames Barney Davis - Witon's Junior Associate / Barney Davis
Allan Lane Polo Player
Claire McDowell Struthers' Secretary
William Janney Eddie Wilton
Murray Kinnell Alfred Curtis - The Broker
Harold Minjir Watson - Eddie's Valet / Watson - Eddie's Valet (as Harold Minjur)
Barbara Leonard Pauline - The French Maid
Eula Guy Jane - the Cook's Helper
Virginia Hammond Mrs. Langstreet
Richard Tucker Lawrence - Partington's Partner

Producers

Editors

Howard Bretherton

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