Poster of the film
|Directed by||Edgar Selwyn|
|Written by||C. Gardner Sullivan (adaptation)
Elmer Blaney Harris (dialogue continuity)
by Faith Baldwin
|Music by||Nathaniel Shilkret (uncredited)|
|Cinematography||William H. Daniels|
|Edited by||Tom Held|
Skyscraper Souls is a 1932 American Pre-Code romantic drama film starring Anita Page, Maureen O'Sullivan, Gregory Ratoff, Verree Teasdale, and Warren William. The film was directed by Edgar Selwyn and is based upon the novel Skyscraper by Faith Baldwin.
The film depicts the aspirations and lives of several people in the Seacoast National Bank Building. Among them is David Dwight, the womanizing bank owner who keeps his estranged wife, Ella, happy by paying her bills. His secretary Sarah wants him to get a divorce so they can marry.
Cast (in credits order)
- Warren William as David "Dave" Dwight
- Maureen O'Sullivan as Lynn Harding
- Gregory Ratoff as Mr Vinmont
- Anita Page as Jenny LeGrande
- Verree Teasdale as Sarah Dennis
- Norman Foster as Tom Shepherd
- George Barbier as Charlie Norton
- Jean Hersholt as Jacob "Jake" Sorenson
- Wallace Ford as Slim
- Hedda Hopper as Ella Dwight
The film grossed a total (domestic and foreign) of $555,000: $444,000 from the US and Canada and $111,000 elsewhere resulting in a loss of $54,000.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- Review, classicfilmguide.com; accessed October 25, 2015.
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