The Common Law

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  • TV-PG
  • Genre(s): Romance Drama
  • Release year: 1931
  • Running time: 74 min
The Common Law is a 1931 American pre-Code romantic drama film, directed by Paul L. Stein and produced by Charles R. Rogers. Based on Robert W. Chambers' 1911 novel, this was the third time the book was made into a film, and the first during the talking film era. read more

The Common Law is a 1931 American pre-Code romantic drama film, directed by Paul L. Stein and produced by Charles R. Rogers. Based on Robert W. Chambers' 1911 novel, this was the third time the book was made into a film, and the first during the talking film era. The sexual drama stars Constance Bennett and Joel McCrea in the title roles. It was received well both at the box office and by film critics, becoming one of RKO's most financially successful films of the year. The novel, The Common Law, had been filmed before in 1923 with Corinne Griffith starring.

Original Release

07/17/1931

US Release

07/17/1931

Cast

Constance Bennett Valerie West
Joel McCrea John Neville / John 'Jack' Neville
Lew Cody Dick Carmedon
Hedda Hopper Mrs. Clare Collis / Claire Neville Collis
Marion Shilling Stephanie Brown
Walter Walker John Neville Sr.
Paul Ellis Querido
Yola d'Avril Fifi
Emile Chautard Doorman
Albert Conti Strangeways Party Guest
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Paul L. Stein

Writers

Robert W. Chambers, John Farrow, Horace Jackson

Cast

Constance Bennett Valerie West
Joel McCrea John Neville / John 'Jack' Neville
Lew Cody Dick Carmedon
Hedda Hopper Mrs. Clare Collis / Claire Neville Collis
Marion Shilling Stephanie Brown
Walter Walker John Neville Sr.
Paul Ellis Querido
Yola d'Avril Fifi
Emile Chautard Doorman
Albert Conti Strangeways Party Guest
Carrie Daumery Strangeways Party Guest
George Davis Charles - Dick's Butler
Julia Swayne Gordon Mrs. Strangeways
George Irving Doctor
Dolores Murray Queen at the Ball
Tom Ricketts Elderly Strangeways Party Guest
Ellinor Vanderveer Party Guest
Nella Walker Yacht Guest
Robert Williams Sam
Marshall Ruth Strangeways Party Guest

Producers

Editors

Charles Craft

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