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Under Eighteen

Released Jan 2, 1932 1h 20m Drama List
Reviews 56% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
An innocent New Jersey teenager (Marian Marsh) lands in a New Yorker's (Warren William) penthouse with swimming pool. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member What a ridiculous title. Ignore it, it has nothing to do with this movie about two sisters, one of whom (Anita Page) is married to an abusive deadbeat (Norman Foster), and the other of whom (Marian Marsh) is dating a humble deliveryman (Regis Toomey). As Marsh witnesses Page's marriage and her need for money for a divorce, she resolves to marry for money instead of love, and later catches a rich man's eye (Warren William) when she fills in for a model. She goes up to William's wild penthouse pool party where William practically salivates over her, asking her to swim in his suave voice by saying "Why not take off your clothes and stay awhile?" He's great in the film, and it's a pretty strong cast. There are the seemingly requisite pre-code underwear scenes, as well as some pretty snappy 30's dialog between the couples, which keep the film entertaining, but I hated the way the film played out, so it's a mixed bag for me. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member This pre-code film was not quite as scandalous as I'd expected based upon the title, but it still delivers some pre-production code bits you wouldn't see on film for another 40 something years, including divorce, ladies undressing, drunken parties and wife beating. Archie Mayo directed this story a about the young Marian Marsh who refuses to marry her milk truck driver boyfriend because she doesn't want to live in poverty like her older sister. Forgettable, but the pre-code elements made it worth watching. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member another gr8 pre-coder Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member pretty good early talkie Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis An innocent New Jersey teenager (Marian Marsh) lands in a New Yorker's (Warren William) penthouse with swimming pool.
Archie Mayo
Charles Kenyon
Warner Bros.
Production Co
Warner Bros.
Original Language
Release Date (Theaters)
Jan 2, 1932, Original
Release Date (DVD)
Apr 21, 2010
1h 20m