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The Impatient Maiden



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NR,1hr 12min
March 1, 1932
Synopsis: Ruth Robbins (Mae Clarke) is already a cynic about marriage, and well she should be -- at age 19, she's the secretary/stenographer to Albert Hartman (John Halliday), one of the top divorce lawyers in Los Angeles, and she's heard so many detailed accounts of marriages gone wrong that she regards the institution itself as poison. She's living happily enough with her daffy southern roommate Betty Merrick (Una Merkel) in a run-down apartment in Los Angeles's Bunker Hill section, off of Angel's Flight, ... Full Synopsis
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Based upon a steamy novel by Donald Henderson Clarke, by the time The Impatient Maiden went through six writers and the Hays office, much of the "heat" had been removed from the storyline. Although the film was still a bit daring for 1930s audiences -- offering as it did a heroine with a fairly healthy sexual appetite -- the only part of the film that offers any real sizzle is a seduction sequence ... Read Review
Featured Cast
Dr. Myron Brown
Ruth Robbins
Betty Merrick
Albert Hartman
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