Give Me Your Heart (film)
Give Me Your Heart was a 1936 American drama film directed by Archie Mayo and starring Kay Francis, George Brent and Roland Young. It was a melodrama based on the 1934 London play Sweet Aloes, by Joyce Cary. Leading lady Kay Francis, playing the familiar role of a self-sacrificing mother, had a difficult working relationship with the director throughout the making of the film.
|Give Me Your Heart (film)|
|Directed by||Archie Mayo|
|Produced by||Robert Lord |
Hal B. Wallis
|Written by||Casey Robinson|
|Based on||Sweet Aloes by Joyce Cary|
|Starring||Kay Francis |
|Music by||Heinz Roemheld|
|Edited by||James Gibbon|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
A young Englishwoman has a relationship with a married man.
- Kay Francis as Belinda Warren
- George Brent as Jim Baker
- Roland Young as Tubbs Barrow
- Patric Knowles as Robert Melford
- Henry Stephenson as Edward - Lord Farrington
- Frieda Inescort as Rosamond Melford
- Helen Flint as Dr. Florence Cudahy
- Halliwell Hobbes as Oliver
- Zeffie Tilbury as Esther Warren
- Elspeth Dudgeon as Alice Dodd
- Alan Goble The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film 1999 Page 780-"GIVE ME YOUR HEART 1936 d: Archie Mayo. USA., Sweet Aloes, Jay Mallory, London 1934, Play
- Daniel Bubbeo The Women of Warner Brothers: The Lives and Careers of 15 Leading Ladies, with Filmographies for Each 2001 "Her next film, Give Me Your Heart (1936), playing her umpteenth self-sacrificing mother, was a less expensive film to mount, but still was responsible for red ink on Warners' ledgers. Through filming of Give Me Your Heart, Kay had a stormy relationship with director Archie Mayo, whom she felt did not have a good grip on the material."
- Lynn Kear, John Rossman Kay Francis: A Passionate Life and Career 2006 Page 92 "Give Me Your Heart was a melodrama, for sure —with George Brent again— but done well, and Kay's performance rang true. Though she.. [photo, caption Even Kay was dismayed by this outfit from Give Me Your Heart ]".