Strangers in Love

Synopsis: Strangers in Love is a 1932 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by Lothar Mendes and written by Grover Jones, William J. Locke and William Slavens McNutt. The film stars Fredric March, ...
Genre: Comedy, Drama
76 min

Thank you, Bronson. If he

phones here, I'll speak with him.

Yes, sir.

Good morning, Miss Merrow.

- Good morning.

Any calls?

The Benevolent Society.

- Tell them no.

I have no money for organised charities.

Steven Reed called several times.

He's worried about that note.

It's due when?

- Tomorrow.

He .. he hopes for friendship's sake ..

- Tell him I'm sorry.

But ..

Business, Diane.

Purely business.


Now, where did I leave off yesterday?

"My last address before

this august company".

Yes, yes. I remember.

As I explained at that time.

The text inscribed on the Rosetta Stone.

Consisted of 14 lines

of hieroglyphics ..

32 of demotic.

And .. 54 lines of ..

A lovely necklace you're wearing, Diane.

I hadn't noticed this before.

- Hadn't you?

It .. suits your type.

I forgot to tell you that

Muriel Preston phoned you.


Oh yes?

She is returning Monday.

54 lines of ..


The Coptic ..

Was the first of the writings

accurately translated.

They compared favorably.

[ Street music ]

He'll leave if you toss

them a dime, you know.


Send him away.

Practically impossible.

I'm sorry, Diane. These nuisances.

They compared favorably.

With the Greek inscriptions discovered

earlier. On the island of Philae.

In this work .. he was aided.

By one of the ablest archaeologists

of the 19th century.

Oh, I'm terribly sorry.

I had no idea it was so late.

It's quite alright.

Will that be all?

- Oh, yes.




[ Coughing ]

It's amazing how rapidly time goes ..

When you're engrossed in such

an interesting subject, isn't it.

Isn't it.

And yet there are people who find the

subject of Egyptian hieroglyphics ..

A bore.



Oh, allow me.

- Thank you.

Oh, Diane.

Diane, I've been meaning

to ask you about your father.

Well .. he hasn't been

feeling very well lately.

I'm afraid he took his

trouble too much to heart.


Well, look. Wouldn't it be a good idea to

give him a few days rest in The Birches?

You mean ..?

Both of you take the

weekend at The Birches.

You'd enjoy it up there I'm sure.

We can do a few hours work

here on Monday and ..

Spend the next three days

going over coffee at Elm View.

What do you say?

It would do him a world of good.

Thank you.

- Not at all.

Goodnight, Diane.

- Goodnight.

Of course I .. I realize I have nothing

but my suspicions to go on but ..

I know I'm right, Mr Crenshaw.

Well ..

If you are, Miss Merrow.

Mr McPhail here is the best man

I know to help you prove it.

Right, McPhail?

- Right.

Mr McPhail has confidence in himself.

Why not?

I deliver the goods, don't I?

Trust me, lady. I never miss.

And I never forget.

I'll assign him to your

case, Miss Merrow.

And if Arthur Drake

defrauded your father ..

Mr McPhail will dig up the evidence.

Thank you.

You see that yellow stuff

in them squares, there?


That's butter.

What's butter?

You put it on bread.

What's bread?

It's something you put in your mouth.

Who .. who puts it in who's mouth?

Don't you remember? You used to use it.

Oh yeah.

It seems to me I do have

a dim recollection.

You chew it, don't you?

Something like that.

- Uhuh.

I'd give my right eye for a steak.

War in Manchuria.

Chinese troops in action.

Hey, wait a minute.

War in Manchuria.

Chinese troops in action.


Twenty bucks a day for flying

an old crate over the lines ..

And getting shot at by somebody who

couldn't hit the ground with their hat.

Meat on the table if you get

back from the front a lot.

Meat and drink .. and butter.

Them square yellow things?

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Grover Jones

Grover Jones (November 15, 1893 – September 24, 1940) was an American screenwriter - often teamed with William Slavens McNutt - and film director. He wrote more than 104 films between 1920 and his death. He also was a film journal publisher and prolific short story writer. Jones was born in Rosedale, Indiana, grew up in West Terre Haute, Indiana, and died in Hollywood, California. He was the father of American polo pioneer Sue Sally Hale. more…

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