Extravagance (1930) [Drama]

“Extravagance” is a 1930 American film directed by Phil Rosen. Alice Kendall is the darling of her social set, the sons and daughters of millionaires, although Alice’s mother has impoverished herself to provide Alice with the luxuries she expects as her right. Mom blows what’s left of her fortune to provide the best trousseau that money can buy when Alice marries Fred Garlan, and then wishes Fred lots of luck. Now, Alice is trying to coax Fred into buying her a new sable coat—all of her friends are sporting them—while Fred is busily trying to borrow enough money to keep his business afloat. This marriage business certainly isn’t working out like living-with-Mom, and Alice just doesn’t know how she can be seen if she isn’t wearing a new sable coat. But, help is lurking just around the corner in the form of a sleaze-ball named Morrell. He’s a stock-broker and he is a bachelor and he enjoys the benefits of married life by making available sable coats to little brides who are in dire need of one and whose husbands can’t meet their needs. But the wives can meet Morrell’s needs. Soon, Fred is asking lots of snooping questions of his new bride, such as where did you get that new sable coat? Fred has doubts that Alice caught and skinned a sable in their back yard.

Directed by Phil Rosen, written by A.P. Younger (story), Adele S. Buffington (scenario), Phil Rosen (scenario) and and Frances Hyland (scenario), starring June Collyer as Alice Kendall, Lloyd Hughes as Fred Garlan, Owen Moore as Jim Hamilton, Dorothy Christy as Esther Hamilton, Jameson Thomas as Morrell, Gwen Lee as Sally, Robert Agnew as Billy, Nella Walker as Mrs. Kendall, Martha Mattox as Guest and Arthur Hoyt as Guest.

Source: “Extravagance (1930)” IMDb, Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com). Written by Les Adams. 20 July 2012. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0020866/plotsummary.


11 Replies to “Extravagance (1930) [Drama]”

  1. No, wonder we went into a "Depression" with acing like this? This must have been produced by the "Bolsheviks". and Rated NG…..Ouch?

  2. PLEASE take a second to check out my short film titled HOMICIDIUM. The film is about a SCHIZOPHRENIC college student who has a MANIC episodes and violent visions of MURDERING his classmates.

  3. Pretty racy ending, too bad it was so rushed — although the move with the overlapping slippers was a change from the customary kiss.
    The original length was 71 minutes.

  4. She learned nothing. Deception and lies deserve nothing. (stupid man). I would have taken her for a ride in the country and dumped her there. Women never seem to learn that there are consequences for their actions and he did not help, he only postponed the inevitable.

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