Evelyn Prentice

Evelyn Prentice

Myrna Loy
Director: William Howard Cast: Myrna Loy
Myrna Loy
, William Powell
William Powell
, Una Merkel
Una Merkel
William Howard

DVD (Subtitled / Full Frame)



Filmed between the original Thin Man and the first of its sequels, Evelyn Prentice re-teamed William Powell and Myrna Loy as another husband-and-wife team knee deep in a murder mystery. In this one, Powell is John Prentice, a prominent lawyer with an eye for women other than his own wife. His latest interest is Nancy Harrison (Rosalind Russell, in her film debut), a client accused of manslaughter, whom Prentice successfully defended. Loy plays John's wife, Evelyn, who loves him but is hurt by his inattention and the loneliness that ensues. This leads her to engage in a flirtation of her own, with a charming writer (Harvey Stephens). The writer, however, is interested in Evelyn only for what he can get out of her and threatens to blackmail her. In a panic, she shoots him and runs away, discovering later that he has been found dead and that another woman, Judith Wilson, has been accused of his murder. Hoping that his expert legal skills will the innocent woman her acquittal, Evelyn convinces her husband to take on Wilson's defense. As the film progresses, Evelyn feels increasingly pressured to admit that she is responsible for the man's death.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/08/2017
UPC: 0888574513603
Original Release: 1934
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:19:00

Special Features

Comedy short Goofy Movies #3; Classic cartoon The Discontented Canary; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Myrna Loy Evelyn Prentice
William Powell John Prentice
Una Merkel Amy Drexel
Rosalind Russell Nancy Harrison
Harvey Stephens Lawrence Kennard
Isabel Jewell Judith Wilson
Edward S. Brophy Eddie Delaney
Henry Wadsworth Chester Wylie
Cora Sue Collins Dorothy Prentice
Jessie Ralph Mrs. Blake
Frank Conroy District Attorney Farley
Mariska Aldrich Matron
Stanley Andrews Judge
Herman Bing Klein, the Antique Dealer
Georgia Caine Mrs. Newton
Sam Flint Dr.Lyons
Billy Gilbert Barney, the Cafe Owner
Sherry Hall Court Clerk
Howard Hickman Mr. Whitlock
Samuel S. Hinds Newton
John Hyams Mr. Humphreys
Perry Ivins Dr. Gillette
Crauford Kent Guest
Jack Mack Albert, the Butler
Wilbur Mack Actor
Sam McDaniel Porter
Francis McDonald Charles, the Chauffeur
J.P. McGowan Det. Mack Clark
Jack Mulhall Gregory
Pat O'Malley Det. Pat Thompson
Garry Owen Actor
Milton A. Owen Waiter
Bob Perry Juryman
Matty Roubert Newsboy
Larry Steers Diner
Phil Tead Reporter
Richard Tucker Mr. Dillingham
Ruth Warren Miss Meade, John Prentice's Secretary
Clarence H. Wilson Public Defender

Technical Credits
William Howard Director
Charles G. Clarke Cinematographer
Lenore J. Coffee Screenwriter
John W. Considine Producer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Arnold A. Gillespie Art Director
Frank E. Hull Editor
Oscar Raclin Score Composer
Oscar Radin Score Composer
Dolly Tree Costumes/Costume Designer
Edwin B. Willis Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Evelyn Prentice
1. Chapter 1 [9:34]
2. Chapter 2 [9:36]
3. Chapter 3 [8:54]
4. Chapter 4 [10:38]
5. Chapter 5 [8:38]
6. Chapter 6 [9:41]
7. Chapter 7 [10:49]
8. Chapter 8 [10:42]

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