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1[[quoteright:350:]] ² [[caption-width-right:350: Stanwyck is PrettyInMink.]]²''Illicit'' (1931) is a [[UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra pre-Code]] drama starring Creator/BarbaraStanwyck, James Rennie, and Ricardo Cortez, and directed by Archie Mayo.²²The story follows lovers Ann (Stanwyck) and Dick Ives (Rennie) who don't care that they're [[ValuesDissonance having sex out of wedlock]]. Ann doesn't care to be wed because she knows that love dies when one marries. Dick, on the other hand, thinks that maybe marriage isn't so bad. Pressured by his father and rumours that float around, they get hitched but, lo and behold, troubles soon follow the marriage.²²This was Stanwyck's first film for Creator/WarnerBros.²----²²!!Tropes:²* TheAlcoholic: PlayedForLaughs with Georgie (Clive Butterworth). He's always trying to procure liquor or stealing some.²* AwfulWeddedLife: It's what Ann fears if she gets married. And it ''is'' what happens.²* TheCasanova: Price is one, but he really is disappointed when he hears that Ann is getting married.²* DeadpanSnarker: Duckie which is of no surprise since she's played by Creator/JoanBlondell.²* DoubleStandard: Of the cheating heart edition where it’s okay for a man to cheat when he’s bored of his wife but not for the woman.²* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Said but none other than Creator/JoanBlondell. ²-->Ann Vincent! Don’t tell me you’re so old fashioned that you wear– hangin’ my head– undergarments! ²-->Once a girl is headed to the altar, she becomes so ''conventional''.²* HaveAGayOldTime: This nice exchange using the nickname for Richard…²-->You know I’ve gone after Dick once or twice!²-->I’ve always been in love with Dick!²-->I happen to love Dick!²-->I came here for Dick’s sake!²* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: When never learn Duckie’s real name.²* ProductPlacement: A line in the opening credits says "''Brunswick'' radios used exclusively." Sure enough, later in the movie a character is shown tuning a radio with the Brunswick logo prominently displayed.²* YourCheatingHeart: Margie and Dick have an affair, and Margie will stop at nothing to be with him.²----


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