All of Me (1934 film)
All of Me is a 1934 American pre-Code drama film directed by James Flood and starring Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, and George Raft. The film was written by actor Thomas Mitchell and Sidney Buchman from Rose Porter's play Chrysalis.
|All of Me|
|Directed by||James Flood|
|Produced by||Louis D. Lighton|
|Written by||Thomas Mitchell|
|Based on||play "Chrysalis" by Rose Porter|
|Music by||Karl Hajos|
|Edited by||Otho Lovering|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
A professor tires of the direction his life is going and wants to move west, but his girlfriend doesn't understand why he is so dissatisfied.
- Fredric March as Don Ellis
- Miriam Hopkins as Lydia Darrow
- George Raft as Honey Rogers
- Helen Mack as Eve Haron
- Nella Walker as Mrs. Darrow
- William Collier, Sr. as Jerry Helman
- Gilbert Emery as Dean
- Blanche Friderici as Miss Haskell
- Edgar Kennedy as Guard
- Jason Robards, Sr. as Man in Speakeasy
- Barton MacLane as First Cop
- Kitty Kelly as Lorraine
The film was based on a play by Rose Porter called Chrysalis. It debuted in summer theatre in 1932.
Raft was fighting with Paramount and for a while it seemed he may leave the studio but in June they confirmed he would make the film after The Bowery.
Carole Lombard replaced Sidney. Then she dropped out and was replaced by Helen Mack.
Filming took place in October and November 1933 under the title Chrysalis.
Reviews were poor and the film was a box office flop.
The Los Angeles Times said it had "an almost hopeless plot." Filmink magazine said "a contemporary critic wondered if the reels had been accidentally swapped around and it feels like that when you watch the movie today."
- All of Me at IMDb
- "SUMMER THEATRES TO GIVE NEW PLAYS: "Chrysalis", by Rose Porter, to Open Tonight at the Country Playhouse in Westport.New York Times". July 18, 1932. p. 9.
- "News and Reviews of the Stage, Screen and Music". Los Angeles Times. Apr 28, 1933. p. 13.
- "PROJECTION JOTTINGS". New York Times. May 21, 1933. p. X3.
- "Philip Merivale Finally Starts Talkie Career". Los Angeles Times. June 24, 1933. p. A7.
- "EN ROUTE TO THE SCREEN". New York Times. Jul 30, 1933.
- "COMING PICTURES". New York Times. Oct 22, 1933. p. X3.
- Everett Aaker (2013). The Films of George Raft. McFarland & Company. p. 45.
- Schallert, Edwin (Jan 20, 1934). "INTRICATE PLOT MARKS PICTURE: "All of Me" Takes Players Through Wordy Maze". Los Angeles Times. p. 7.
- Vagg, Stephen (February 9, 2020). "Why Stars Stop Being Stars: George Raft". Filmink.