Ready for Love (1934 film)

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Ready for Love
Ready for Love 1934.jpg
Directed by Marion Gering
Produced by Albert Lewis (producer), Emanuel Cohen (executive producer)
Screenplay by J.P. McEvoy, William Slavens McNutt
Based on a novel by Roy Flanagan
Music by John Leipold, Heinz Roemheld and Tom Satterfield (all uncredited)
Cinematography Leon Shamroy
Edited by Eda Warren
Release date
  • November 30, 1934 (1934-11-30) (Los Angeles)
Running time
77 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Ready for Love is a 1934 American romantic comedy film directed by Marion Gering and presented by Adolph Zukor for Paramount Pictures. It stars Richard Arlen, Ida Lupino, and Marjorie Rambeau.[1] It is inspired by the play The Whipping by Eulalie Spence, based on the 1930 novel The Whipping by Roy Flanagan.[2][3] The film is about school runaway Marigold Tate (Ida Lupino) who "journeys to her retired aunt's home where she soon faces small-town bigotry",[4] and falls in love with handsome newspaper editor Julian Barrow (Richard Arlen).[5]

Plot summary[edit]

Marigold Tate (Lupino) runs away from boarding school to stay with her retired aunt. She faces hostility from the locals, who display bigotry and snobbery towards her. During a witchcraft trial she is forced into a pool of water. The event is covered by newspaper editor Julian Barrow (Arlen), who falls in love with Tate. The couple eventually move to New York, where Barrow gets a job on a newspaper.


Actress Ida Lupino was stricken with polio soon after filming commenced and was concerned during production that she might have to spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair.[6]


  1. ^ "Ready for Love". TCM. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Donati, William (18 July 2013). Ida Lupino: A Biography. University Press of Kentucky. p. 244. ISBN 0-8131-4352-7. 
  3. ^ Goble, Alan (1 January 1999). The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter. p. 924. ISBN 978-3-11-095194-3. 
  4. ^ Langman, Larry (2000). Destination Hollywood: The Influence of Europeans on American Filmmaking. McFarland. p. 246. ISBN 978-0-7864-0681-4. 
  5. ^ "Ready for Love". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Bubbeo, Daniel (15 October 2001). The Women of Warner Brothers: The Lives and Careers of 15 Leading Ladies, with Filmographies for Each. McFarland. p. 158. ISBN 978-0-7864-1137-5. 

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