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FULL SYNOPSIS

A few unique touches aside -- notably the opening costume-party scene, in which the revellers are dressed as insects -- Rip Tide is a standard-issue [[Performer~P65025~Norma Shearer~normashearer]] soap opera. [[Performer~P65025~Shearer~normashearer]] plays Mary, a footloose and fancy-free American heiress who weds British nobleman Lord Rexford ([[Performer~P45795~Herbert Marshall~herbertmarshall]]). Five years later, Rexford embarks upon a business trip to New York, while Mary, urged on by her fun-loving aunt, vacations on the Riviera. Here she is reacquainted with her ex-boyfriend Tommie ([[Performer~P103333~Robert Montgomery~robertmontgomery]]), whose drunken misbehavior causes scandal to befall them both. Refusing to hear Mary's side of the story, Rexford begins divorce proceedings, but a happy ending finally manifests itself after reels and reels of endless high-toned dialogue. Legendary stage star [[Performer~P10529~Mrs. Patrick Campbell~mrspatrickcampbell]] makes her Hollywood film debut in Rip Tide as [[Performer~P65025~Shearer~normashearer]]'s all-knowing Aunt Hetty, while [[Performer~P8313~Walter Brennan~walterbrennan]] and [[Performer~P5377~Bruce Bennett~brucebennett]] show up in microscopic bit roles. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Norma Shearer
as Mary Rexford
Robert Montgomery
as Tommy Trent
Herbert Marshall
as Lord Philip Rexford
Ralph Forbes
as David Fenwick
Lilyan Tashman
as Sylvia
George K. Arthur
as Bertie Davis
Charles Requa
as Maj. Mills
Clarissa Selwynne
as Mrs. Bagdall
Des Roberts
as Hotel Manager
Donald Stuart
as Reporter
Elsa Buchanan
as Daphne
Ferdinand Gottschalk
as Orchestra Leader
Fred Malatesta
as Headwaiter
Emile Chautard
as Doctor
Helen Jerome Eddy
as Celeste
Richard "Skeets" Gallagher
as Erskine
Cora Sue Collins
as Child
C. Montague Shaw
as Tring
E.E. Clive
as Sleigh Driver
Harry Allen
as Fire Chief
Herbert Bunston
as Maj. Bagdall
Anderson Lawler
as Henry
Andre Cheron
as Surete Officer
Lawrence Grant
as Farrington
Leo White
as Assistant Manager
Louis Mercier
as Concierge
Adrian Rosley
as Hotel Manager
Art Jarrett
as Percy
Paul Porcasi
as House Detective
Ramsay Hill
as Sir Geoffrey Mapel
Barlowe Borland
as Nightingale the Butler
Arthur Treacher
as Reporter
Halliwell Hobbes
as Bollard

Crew

Edmund Goulding
Director
Irving G. Thalberg
Producer
Edmund Goulding
Screenwriter
Ray June
Cinematographer
Margaret Booth
Editor
Alexander Toluboff
Art Director
Frederic Hope
Art Director
Edwin B. Willis
Set Designer
Adrian
Costume Designer
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