Born to Be Bad (1934 film)

Born to Be Bad
Film poster
Directed byLowell Sherman
Written byRalph Graves (story and screenplay)
Harrison Jacobs (continuity)
Produced byDarryl F. Zanuck
StarringLoretta Young
Cary Grant
Jackie Kelk
Marion Burns
CinematographyBarney McGill
Edited byMaurice Wright
Music byAlfred Newman
Production
company
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • May 18, 1934 (1934-05-18)
Running time
62 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$250,000[1]

Born to Be Bad is a 1934 American pre-Code drama film starring Loretta Young and Cary Grant, and directed by Lowell Sherman.

This film was rejected by the Hays Office twice before it was finally approved.[2] Young's character, an unwed mother who entertains wholesale buyers to secure contracts for her friend, had to be re-written and re-filmed, so that her occupation is only hinted at. Zanuck had to cut as much as possible shots of Young in her underwear and of her legs exposed to the hips. The box-office return was poor, with a loss of $50,000.[1]

  1. ^ a b Solomon, Aubrey (2002). Twentieth Century-Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (p. 21). Lanham: Scarecrow Press.
  2. ^ Born to be Bad, tcm.com; accessed August 9, 2015.

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