The First Hundred Years (1938) - Rotten Tomatoes

The First Hundred Years (1938)





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Fifteen thousand dollars may have been a fortune back in 1938, but to high-powered literary agent Lynn Conway (Virginia Bruce), it's next to nothing. Unfortunately, Lynn is married to chauvinistic Massachusetts shipbuilder David Conway (Robert Montgomery), who stubbornly insists that she quit her job and live on his measly 15-thou-per-year income alone. David also demands that Lynn move from her posh New York apartment to a tiny cottage in provincial New Bedford. Lynn's ex-partner Harry Borden (Warren William), who's always carried a torch for her, tries to convince her to leave David and return to Manhattan. But love conquers all, and Lynn ultimately realizes that a woman's place is in the home -- especially when there's a baby on the way. One suspects that Patricia Ireland and Gloria Steinem will not be entertained by The First Hundred Years. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Robert Montgomery
as David Conway
Virginia Bruce
as Lynn Claymore Conway
Warren William
as Harry Borden
Binnie Barnes
as Claudia Weston
Alan Dinehart
as Samuel Z. Walker
Harry Davenport
as Uncle Dawson
Donald Briggs
as William Regan
Jonathan Hale
as Judge Parker
E.E. Clive
as Chester Blascomb
Lee Bowman
as George Wallace
Irving Bacon
as Wilkins
Priscilla Lawson
as Mary Brown
Rex Evans
as Reggie
Edgar Dearing
as Policeman
Eleanor Lynn
as Receptionist
Jean Fenwick
as Miss Moffat
Wally Maher
as Workman
Harry Strang
as Workman
Roger Converse
as Young Actor
Roger Moore
as Ship's Steward
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Critic Reviews for The First Hundred Years

All Critics (2)

Some fresh indirect touches and a slew of fairly bright performances by such reliable folk as Robert Young..very realistic.

April 16, 2020 | Full Review…

That familiar problem - a woman's marriage vs. her career - gets another thorough workout in The First Hundred Years.

October 11, 2019 | Full Review…

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