The Strange Case of Clara Deane

The Strange Case of Clara Deane is a 1932 American pre-Code drama film directed by Louis J. Gasnier and Max Marcin, written by Max Marcin, and starring Wynne Gibson, Pat O'Brien, Dudley Digges, Frances Dee, George Barbier, Russell Gleason and Lee Kohlmar. It was released on May 6, 1932, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

The Strange Case of Clara Deane
Directed byLouis J. Gasnier
Max Marcin
Screenplay byMax Marcin
StarringWynne Gibson
Pat O'Brien
Dudley Digges
Frances Dee
George Barbier
Russell Gleason
Lee Kohlmar
Music byJohn Leipold
CinematographyHenry Sharp
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • May 6, 1932 (1932-05-06)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States


A young dress designer marries an insurance agent. They soon have a daughter, But what the wife doesn't know is that her husband is actually a criminal, who soon involves her—unwittingly—in robbery. Sentenced to prison, she gives up her baby for adoption. When she is released 15 years later, she set out to find her long-lost daughter. A police inspector get involved in her search and, for reasons of his own, tries to dissuade her from finding her child.



  1. "Movie Review-The Strange Case of Clara Deane - An Unfortunate Mother". Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  2. "The Strange Case of Clara Deane (1932) - Overview". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 22, 2015.

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