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Picture Brides (1934)

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66 min | Adventure, Crime, Romance

Four "Picture Brides", from New Orleans, arrive in the Brazilian jungle on a riverboat, brought there to marry workers at Lottagrasso, a remote mining site of the Standard Diamond Mines.Also on the boat with the four "mail-order" brides (...See moreFour "Picture Brides", from New Orleans, arrive in the Brazilian jungle on a riverboat, brought there to marry workers at Lottagrasso, a remote mining site of the Standard Diamond Mines.Also on the boat with the four "mail-order" brides (Americans Mame Smith, Flo Lane, and Gwen from England and Lena from Europe) is Mary Lee, a frightened and innocent girl, who has come to see the mine's brutal supervisor, Von Luden , about a job. Knowing von Luden's inhuman reputation, Mame transfers the photo assigning her to Dave Hart, to Mary's Identification card. Castro, the mail-runner, delivers a letter to von Luden informing him that Hart, his partner, is wanted in the United States on an embezzlement charge. Mame, in order to protect Mary, presents herself as a job applicant while Mary is introduced to Dave and his fellow supervisors (Pete, Joe and Bill) as a bride applicant. Dave rescues Mary from a lustful and brutish attack by von Luden. Pretty Mataeo Rogers, half-breed daughter of the camp's drunken doctor, is celebrating her 18th birthday and is lured to von Luden's jungle castle. Later, natives find her body in the swamp. Detectives Steve and Al arrive to extradite Dave. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Adele Buffington (adaptation and dialogue) | Will Ahern (additional dialogue) | Charles E. Blaney (based on the stage play "Red Kisses" by) | Harry Clay Blaney (based on the stage play "Red Kisses" by)
Cinematographers
Tom Galligan (photographed by) | Harry Neumann (photographed by)
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Updated Apr 24, 1934

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Apr 24, 1934 (United States)

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18 cast members
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Dorothy Mackaill
Mame Smith Mame Smith   See fewer
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Regis Toomey
Dave Hart Dave Hart   See fewer
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Dorothy Libaire
Mary Lee Mary Lee   See fewer
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Alan Hale
Von Luden Von Luden   See fewer
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Will Ahern
'Brownie' Brown 'Brownie' Brown   See fewer
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Mary Kornman
Mataeo Rogers Mataeo Rogers   See fewer
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Esther Muir
Flo Lane - Bleach-Blond Bride Flo Lane - Bleach-Blond Bride   See fewer
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Mae Busch
Gwen - British Bride Gwen - British Bride   See fewer
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Harvey Clark
'Doc' Rogers 'Doc' Rogers   See fewer
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Viva Tattersall
Lena - European Bride Lena - European Bride   See fewer
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Al Hill
Steve - Detective Steve - Detective   See fewer
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Brooks Benedict
Bill Town Bill Town   See fewer
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Jimmy Aubrey
Riverboat Skipper (uncredited) Riverboat Skipper (uncredited)   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 61 votes