Up Pops the Devil

Up Pops the Devil is a 1931 American pre-Code film directed by A. Edward Sutherland. The screenplay concerns an advertising man (Norman Foster) who quits his job to become a novelist, upsetting his wife (Carole Lombard) and straining their marriage. The film was released by Paramount Pictures.[1] The screenplay is based on a 3-act play of the same name written by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich; the play ran on Broadway for 148 performances from September 1930 to January 1931 at the Theatre Masque.[2]

Up Pops the Devil
Directed byA. Edward Sutherland
Written byFrances Goodrich (play)
Albert Hackett (play)
Arthur Kober
Eve Unsell
StarringNorman Foster
Carole Lombard
CinematographyKarl Struss
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • May 20, 1931 (1931-05-20)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States


See also


  1. Hall, Mordaunt (May 16, 1931). "Movie Review". NY Times.
  2. "Up Pops the Devil". Internet Broadway Database (ibdb.com).

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