Expensive Women

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Expensive Women
Expensive Women - 1931.jpg
lobby poster
Directed by Hobart Henley
Written by Adaptation:
Harry F. Thew
Raymond Griffith
& Dialogue:
Arthur Caesar (uncredited)[1]
Based on Passionate Sonata
(1931 novel)
by Wilson Collison
Starring Dolores Costello
Cinematography William Rees
Edited by Desmond O'Brien
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
October 24, 1931 (US)
Running time
7 reels
Country United States
Language English

Expensive Women is a 1931 American Pre-Code talking film drama. It was produced by First National Pictures and distributed through their parent company Warner Bros.. The film was directed by silent film veteran Hobart Henley and stars Dolores Costello. It was Costello's final film as a leading lady and star for Warners, which she had been since 1925. She retired to be the wife of John Barrymore and to raise their family. Costello would return to films five years later after a long hiatus and the end of her marriage to Barrymore, but never regained the luster she enjoyed as a Warners star.[1][2]



  1. ^ a b c Expensive Women at the American Film Institute Catalog
  2. ^ American Film Institute (1993) The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1931-40

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