The Purchase Price (1932) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Lyle Talbot, David Landau, Hardie Albright, Murray Kinnell, Leila Bennett, Matt McHugh.

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Purchase Price (1932)

A Broadway torch singer (Barbara Stanwyck) deserts her wealthy lover (Lyle Talbot) and runs off to a small town in the Canadian wheat fields, where she hides her identity by marrying one of the local yokels (George Brent). After initially repulsing her husband's advances, she eventually settles down, only to discover that her old lover has finally located her and now wants her back.
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Script Analysis of The Purchase Price (1932)

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Plot & Themes

Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   spurned lover goes for revenge    -   marriage of convenience spurring real love

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   dancer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None

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