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Friends and Lovers (1931)

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68 min | Drama, Romance, War

British Army Captain Geoff Roberts carries on an affair with Alva, the wife of the cruel Victor Sangrito. Sangrito, however, is well aware of the affair, as he uses his beautiful wife to lure men into romance with her, then blackmailing ...See moreBritish Army Captain Geoff Roberts carries on an affair with Alva, the wife of the cruel Victor Sangrito. Sangrito, however, is well aware of the affair, as he uses his beautiful wife to lure men into romance with her, then blackmailing them to save their careers. When Roberts falls into Sangrito's trap, he pays the blackmail and leaves for India, hoping to forget Alva, whom he loved, but now believes betrayed him. After some time in India, he is joined by his young friend and bosom companion Lieutenant Ned Nichols. Nichols, too, is in love with the same woman back in England. Though the two friends nearly come to blows over Alva, they eventually realize that she has been false to them both, and that their friendship far outweighs their feelings for a mendacious woman. But when the two are invalided home, they encounter Alva again, and learn that she may not have betrayed them after all. Written by Jim Beaver See less
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Writers
Maurice Dekobra (novel "Le sphinx a parlé") (as Maurice DeKobra) | Wallace Smith (adaptation and dialogue)
Cinematographer
J. Roy Hunt (photographed by)
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Updated Oct 3, 1931

Release date
Oct 3, 1931 (United States)

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14 cast members
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Adolphe Menjou
Captain Geoffrey Roberts Captain Geoffrey Roberts   See fewer
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Lili Damita
Alva Sangrito Alva Sangrito   See fewer
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Laurence Olivier
Lieutenant Ned Nichols Lieutenant Ned Nichols   See fewer
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Erich von Stroheim
Victor Sangrito Victor Sangrito   See fewer
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Hugh Herbert
McNellis McNellis   See fewer
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Frederick Kerr
General Thomas Armstrong (as Frederic Kerr) General Thomas Armstrong (as Frederic Kerr)   See fewer
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Blanche Friderici
Lady Allice Lady Allice   See fewer
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Vadim Uraneff
Ivanoff Ivanoff   See fewer
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Jean Del Val
Marquis Henri de Pézanne Marquis Henri de Pézanne   See fewer
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Yvonne D'Arcy
French Maid (uncredited) French Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kay Deslys
Frances - Barmaid McGinnis Flirts With (uncredited) Frances - Barmaid McGinnis Flirts With (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lal Chand Mehra
Non-com (uncredited) Non-com (uncredited)   See fewer
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Florence Wix
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothea Wolbert
Bertha the Barmaid (uncredited) Bertha the Barmaid (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.4 / 10 | 294 votes