Cynara

Cynara

Directed by King Vidor • 1932 • United States
Starring Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, Phyllis Barry

While his wife Clemency (the ever-glamorous Kay Francis) is away in Venice, staid, supposedly content British barrister Jim Warlock (Ronald Colman) has his life turned upside down by an idyllic affair with a young shopgirl (Phyllis Barry). But what becomes of their romantic interlude when Clemency returns? Scripted with typical sensitivity by Frances Marion in the last of her projects for producer Samuel Goldwyn, King Vidor’s distinctly pre-Code romantic drama explores issues of sex, marriage, and infidelity with a surprising frankness and sophistication.

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Cynara
  • Cynara

    Directed by King Vidor • 1932 • United States
    Starring Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, Phyllis Barry

    While his wife Clemency (the ever-glamorous Kay Francis) is away in Venice, staid, supposedly content British barrister Jim Warlock (Ronald Colman) has his life turned upside down by an idyllic affai...