Untamed

Untamed

Joan Crawford
Director: Jack Conway Cast: Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford
, Robert Montgomery
Robert Montgomery
, Ernest Torrence
Ernest Torrence
Jack Conway

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Overview

Untamed was touted by MGM as Joan Crawford's talking-picture debut, even though she'd already been heard as well as seen in Hollywood Revue of 1929. Best described as Somerset Maugham on toast, the film casts Crawford as Bingo, an oil heiress who has been raised in the tropics. When her rough-and-tumble guardians Murchison (Ernest Torrence) and Presley (Holmes Herbert) decide it is time to "civilize" the girl, they take her to New York, intending to indoctrinate her in the proper social graces. En route to Manhattan, Bingo falls in love with Andy (Robert Montgomery), whose lack of money and breeding means nothing to her. But when Andy finds out that Bingo is worth millions, he avoids her like the plague, refusing to live off the girl's riches. At her first high-society party, Bingo shocks the New York elite with her crude behavior, going so far as to punch out snooty debutante Marjory (Gwen Lee). Later on, Andy breaks Bingo's heart by again refusing to marry her and running off with Marjory. In desperation, Bingo grabs a gun and pumps Andy full of lead -- which has the curious effect of convincing him that she'll make the perfect bride! Aside from Joan Crawford's scintillating performance, Untamed is difficult to swallow when seen today.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/22/2012
UPC: 0883316453186
Original Release: 1929
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:26:00
Sales rank: 42,016

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Crawford Bingo
Robert Montgomery Andy McAllister
Ernest Torrence Ben Murchison
Holmes Herbert Howard Presley
John Miljan Bennock
Gwen Lee Marjory
Eddie Nugent Paul
Don Terry Gregg
Gertrude Astor Mrs. Mason
Milton Fahrney Jollop
Lloyd Ingraham Dowling
Grace Cunard Billie
Tom O'Brien Moran
Wilson Benge Bilcombe

Technical Credits
Jack Conway Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Frank R. Butler Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
William S. Gray Editor
Charles Hochberg Editor
Willard Mack Screenwriter
Oliver Marsh Cinematographer
Van Nest Polglase Art Director
Sylvia Thalberg Screenwriter

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