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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 Norma Shearer soap opera. Shearer plays Mary, a footloose and fancy-free American heiress who weds British nobleman Lord Rexford (Herbert Marshall). 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 (Robert Montgomery), 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 Mrs. Patrick Campbell makes her Hollywood film debut in Rip Tide as Shearer's all-knowing Aunt Hetty, while Walter Brennan and Bruce Bennett show up in microscopic bit roles. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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
Emile Chautard
as Doctor
Elsa Buchanan
as Daphne
Walter Brennan
Ferdinand Gottschalk
as Orchestra Leader
Adrian Rosley
as Hotel Manager
Herbert Evans
E.E. Clive
as Sleigh Driver
Cora Sue Collins
as Child
Fred Malatesta
as Headwaiter
Richard "Skeets" Gallagher
as Erskine
Halliwell Hobbes
as Bollard
Louis Mercier
as Concierge
Robert Bolder
Anderson Lawler
as Henry
Leo White
as Assistant Manager
Lawrence Grant
as Farrington
Ramsay Hill
as Sir Geoffrey Mapel
Charles Requa
as Maj. Mills
Clarissa Selwynne
as Mrs. Bagdall
Helen Jerome Eddy
as Celeste
Harry Allen
as Fire Chief
Des Roberts
as Hotel Manager
Barlowe Borland
as Nightingale the Butler
Herbert Bunston
as Maj. Bagdall
Art Jarrett
as Percy
C. Montague Shaw
as Tring
Andre Cheron
as Surete Officer
Donald Stuart
as Reporter
Arthur Treacher
as Reporter
Paul Porcasi
as House Detective


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