Under Eighteen (1932) - Rotten Tomatoes

Under Eighteen (1932)





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A wealthy theatrical producer entices a desperately poor young woman to visit his penthouse. The innocent girl doesn't realize that the lecherous fellow is planning to do much more than have a drink with her. Fortunately, her friend the grocery boy isn't so naive and manages to arrive in the nick of time.


Marion Marsh
as Margie Evans
Marian Marsh
as Marge Evans
Regis Toomey
as Jimmie Slocum
Anita Page
as Sophie
Warren William
as Howard Raymond
Emma Dunn
as Mrs. Evans
Maude Eburne
as Mrs. Ged
Paul Porcasi
as Francois
Mary Doran
as Lucille
Judith Vosselli
as Miss Gray
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What a ridiculous title. Ignore it, it has nothing to do with this movie about two sisters, one of whom (Anita Page) is married to an abusive deadbeat (Norman Foster), and the other of whom (Marian Marsh) is dating a humble deliveryman (Regis Toomey). As Marsh witnesses Page's marriage and her need for money for a divorce, she resolves to marry for money instead of love, and later catches a rich man's eye (Warren William) when she fills in for a model. She goes up to William's wild penthouse pool party where William practically salivates over her, asking her to swim in his suave voice by saying "Why not take off your clothes and stay awhile?" He's great in the film, and it's a pretty strong cast. There are the seemingly requisite pre-code underwear scenes, as well as some pretty snappy 30's dialog between the couples, which keep the film entertaining, but I hated the way the film played out, so it's a mixed bag for me.

Antonius Block
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