Letty Lynton

Synopsis: Wealthy socialite Letty Lynton is returning to New York, abandoning one-tine lover Emile Renaul in South America, when she strikes up a shipboard romance with Jerry Darrow. Renault is waiting for her in New York and will not leave her alone, so she poisons him. When detectives take her to the D.A.s office, Jerry cooks up an alibi.
Genre: Drama
84 min

And now, seoras e seores,

our last stop is Montevideo's notorious

tango cabaret

where society dances with the underworld.

Be very careful with the water here.

Step right over the water, seores.

This is the place

where the tango is the fever

and everybody says where the

seorita will go is right.

Must they search me?

It's a custom here, seor.

Looking for a gun?

Do you search the ladies, too?

No, no, ladies no search. Only men search.

If you ever return to New York,

you can teach them real tango.

No? I'm going to stay with

you and eat lotus and poppy.

Don't talk, just listen to the music.

Hey, Pedro!


Do I have to hire someone to keep

you awake?

No, sir. I'm sorry.

Did you have a nice sleep, Pedro?

Si, seorita, gracias.

You're lucky and smart.

Tired, my Letty?


Silly business.

I think I've had about enough.

Go to sleep, my darling.

Right now, this minute

I hate you.

In ten minutes you will love me.

There' a boat in the harbor.

Goes north tomorrow.

In the three months you have known me

many boats have gone north.

I think I've had enough.

My Diana, we shall see.

Good morning.

Any rumors, cables or anything?

Only a cable, just a while ago.

Pardon me. Certainly.

Oh, oh... Your mother?

Mother. Home and mother.

I wonder who ever put

those two words together.

It's from my banker.

He suspects I've been gambling.

Letty! Bless my soul

to run into you like this.

Wait a minute, Eddy.

Where did you drop from?

Say, you are a little fish,

aren't you?

You know I never kiss anyone

before 1 o'clock.

Mr. Gwen, Mr Renaul.

How are you, sir?

Just getting in?

Yes, and I'm dead tired.

If you'll excuse me, I'll go to bed.

I say, Letty...

What about a spot at lunch?

Can't think that far ahead.

Miss Lynton is having lunch with me.

Shall we say about 2 o'clock?

Is the gentleman hard of hearing?

You're not going to fight over lunch

because there isn't going to be any lunch.

See you tonight.

Why, I couldn't find you, Letty Lynton.

I thought you were coming back to Rio.

I did. Without letting me know?

You see, you're a very dangerous man

and I'm afraid of you,

so I came right back here.

How long have you been here?

About 3 months.

What's the attraction?

Why, I think this is a lovely place.

Did you know they shipped 4 million beef, 7

million sheep and 2 million swine last year?

See you at the bar.

See that boat out there, Miranda?

It's been there since yesterday.

I see nothing else.

We're getting on that boat.

Oh? Don't cheer, pack.

Pack? Yes.

What about Renaul?

Don't start asking me any questions.

Get yourself together.

Get myself together, get myself together.

Get myself together, get myself together.

I hope I can get everything packed

before he comes in again.

Don't be silly, Miranda. I'm fed up.

Fed up to the ears. We're going back

to New York

where it's nice and cold.

Snow, maybe.

Sure we're not going to get off at Rio

and come back like we did before?

Not a chance.

We're going all the way this time.

I'm turning this page over.

I'm scared to death.

Don't run off.

I think it'd be a good idea for you

to go right now and get on that boat.

Miranda, I have yet to see the man

I'm afraid of.

So, running away again, are you?

No, no...

That's all right, Miranda.

I told you I was.

Allez, madame.

Easy now, easy.

May I see you alone a moment?

Come back in 5 minutes, Miranda.

Yes, yes, I will.

I will.

Five minutes.

Yes, Mr. Renaul.

Poor Miranda.

It would be much simpler if I frightened

as easily as that, wouldn't it?


And not worth the trouble.

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Marie Belloc Lowndes

Marie Adelaide Elizabeth Rayner Lowndes (née Belloc; 5 August 1868 – 14 November 1947) was a prolific English novelist, and sister of author Hilaire Belloc. Active from 1898 until her death, she had a literary reputation for combining exciting incidents with psychological interest. Three of her works were adapted for the screen: The Lodger (1913 novel; numerous film adaptations), Letty Lynton (1931 novel; 1932 film adaptation), and The Story of Ivy (1927 novel; 1947 film adaptation). Additionally, The Lodger was adapted as a 1940 radio drama and 1960 opera. more…

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