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.[1] 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.[2][3]

Give Me Your Heart (film)
Directed byArchie Mayo
Produced byRobert Lord
Hal B. Wallis
Written byCasey Robinson
Based onSweet Aloes by Joyce Cary
StarringKay Francis
George Brent
Roland Young
Patric Knowles
Music byHeinz Roemheld
CinematographySidney Hickox
Edited byJames Gibbon
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • September 17, 1936 (1936-09-17)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States


A young Englishwoman has a relationship with a married man.

Main cast


  1. 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
  2. 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."
  3. 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 ]".
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