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Merrily We Go to Hell Details

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If only Merrily We Go To Hell was as interesting as its title! To escape an arranged marriage, heiress Joan Prentice (Sylvia Sidney) elopes with reporter Jerry Corbett (Fredric March). Unfortunately, Corbett is not only irresponsible, but also an abusive drunkard. To make matters worse, predatory Claire Hempstead (Adrienne Ames) has set her mind on stealing Corbett away from the hapless Joan. Finally fed up with her besotted mate, Joan walks out on him, only to discover that she's pregnant. The prospect of impending fatherhood causes Corbett to shape up and "dry out" in a hurry, but one still has doubts whether he'll be able to keep his promise never to touch another drop of liquor. Cary Grant has a tiny role as a stage actor in this unsettling blend of romance, drinking jokes, and Victorian melodrama. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:June 10, 1932

Cast

Sylvia Sidney
as Joan Prentice
Fredric March
as Jerry Corbett
Esther Howard
as Vi
George Irving
as Mr. Prentice
Kent Taylor
as Gregory Boleslavsky
Leonard Carey
as Butler
Robert Greig
as Baritone
Mildred Boyd
as June
Cary Grant
as Charlie Baxter 'DeBrion'
Florence Britton
as Charlice
Charles Coleman
as Damerry
Jay Eaton
as Friend
Richard "Skeets" Gallagher
as Buck
Theresa Harris
as Powder room attendant
LeRoy Mason
as Guest
Edwin Maxwell
as Jake Symonds, Agent
Tom Ricketts
as Guest at Wedding
Pat Somerset
as Friend
Gordon Westcott
as Friend
Ernie S. Adams
as Reporter
William "Wild Bill" Elliott
as Dance Extra
Dennis O'Keefe
as Usher
Tom Ricketts
as Guest at Wedding
Richard "Skeets" Gallagher
as Buck
Jay Eaton
as Friend
William "Wild Bill" Elliott
as Dance Extra
Pat Somerset
as Friend
Florence Britton
as Charlice
Ernie S. Adams
as Reporter
Gordon Westcott
as Friend
Theresa Harris
as Powder room attendant
Edwin Maxwell
as Jake Symonds, Agent
Charles Coleman
as Damerry
LeRoy Mason
as Guest

Crew

Dorothy Arzner
Director
Jane Loring
Editor
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