The Purchase Price

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"She took another woman's place on her wedding night!"
  • TV-PG
  • 1932
  • 1 hr 8 min
  • 6.4  (1,703)

The Purchase Price is a 1932 romantic drama film directed by William A. Wellman and starring Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, and Lyle Talbot. The film tells the story of Joan Gordon (played by Stanwyck), a stranded New York singer who accepts a marriage proposal from struggling farmer Jim Gilson (played by Brent) in North Dakota. Before leaving for North Dakota, Joan is warned by her landlord Mike scales (played by Muriel Kirkland) about Jim's reputation as a gambler and heavy drinker. Nevertheless, Joan decides to take her chances and marry Jim in order to escape her troubled past.

Upon her arrival in North Dakota, Joan is shocked to find that Jim is not the wealthy farmer she imagined him to be. Instead, he is heavily in debt and barely able to keep his farm running. Despite the difficult living conditions and the constant financial struggles, Joan tries to make the best of her situation and adapt to life on the farm.

However, Joan's past eventually catches up with her when Mike scales comes looking for her in North Dakota, threatening to reveal her secrets to Jim. Faced with the possibility of losing her husband and the new life she has built for herself, Joan must find a way to confront her past and protect her future.

Throughout the film, Stanwyck delivers a powerful performance as Joan, displaying both vulnerability and strength in equal measure. Brent also shines as Jim, portraying a flawed but ultimately sympathetic character who is determined to overcome his challenges.

The Purchase Price is a classic Hollywood film that explores themes of love, sacrifice, and redemption, with strong performances from its lead actors and a compelling storyline that keeps viewers engaged from beginning to end.

The Purchase Price is a 1932 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 8 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4.

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    1 hr 8 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (1,703)