False Pretenses

False Pretenses

Director: Charles Lamont Cast: Irene Ware, Sidney Blackmer Sr., Russell Hopton



Former Miss America Irene Ware stars in the standard Chestefield Pictures social drama False Pretenses. Ware is cast as lunch-counter waitress Mary Beekman, who intends to crash society and land a wealthy husband. She is helped along by affable millionaire Kenneth Alden (Sidney Blackmer), who loves Mary but won't admit it. Our heroine winds up with retired bootlegger Pat Brennan (Russell Hopton), who mistakenly believes that Mary is a bonafide member of the "The 400." What starts out dramatically ends comically, with everyone -- even the unsympathetic characters -- getting what he or she really wants out of life.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/28/2006
UPC: 0089218502193
Original Release: 1935
Source: Alpha Video
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:07:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Irene Ware Mary Beekman
Sidney Blackmer Kenneth Alden
Russell Hopton Pat Brennan
Betty Compson Clarissa
Edward Gargan Mike O'Reilly
Herbert Clifton Bleven
Lucy Beaumont Actor
Wilson Benge Actor
Dot Farley Actor
William Humphrey Actor
Frank O'Connor Actor
John Picorri Actor
Marshall Ruth Actor
Jack Shutta Actor
Al Thompson Actor

Technical Credits
Charles Lamont Director
Ewart Adamson Screenwriter
M.A. Anderson Cinematographer
George R. Batcheller Producer
Betty Burbridge Original Story
Roland D. Reed Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- False Pretenses
1. Play [:49]
2. Chapter 1 [9:31]
3. Chapter 2 [9:23]
4. Chapter 3 [10:44]
5. Chapter 4 [10:11]
6. Chapter 5 [9:18]
7. Chapter 6 [14:11]

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