Pre Code Hollywood Season: FD Cinematheque
Discarded Lovers (1932)
Discarded Lovers is a murder mystery. Early in the film a blonde bombshell movie star is murdered and her body is found in a car.
She had just finished doing the last and final scenes in a film. Irma Gladden was a sexy blonde bombshell who was having many tangled romantic affairs. She was loose and easy. In solving the murder there are the usual friends, police, reporters and employees who administer their help to the police captain and the police sergeant.
In this whodunit suspects abound and include Irma’s husband, a jealous wife, a boy friend and an ex-husband.
- Natalie Moorhead as Irma Gladden
- Russell Hopton as Bob Adair
- J. Farrell MacDonald as Chief Sommers
- Barbara Weeks as Valerie Christine
- Jason Robards Sr. as Rex Forsythe
- Roy D’Arcy as Andre Leighton
- Sharon Lynn as Mrs. Sibley
- Fred Kelsey as Sgt. Delaney
- Robert Frazer as Warren Sibley
- Jack Trent as Ralph Norman, the chauffeur