Cinema: The New Pictures: May 13, 1935

The Scoundrel (Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur) is the sad tale of a Manhattan publisher and libertine named Anthony Mallare (Noel Coward). Afflicted by a grandiose conception of his own profligacy, Anthony Mallare passes the time he does not spend in bed explaining to his friends that he is worse than they are. When he finally encounters a pure young poetess named Cora Moore (Julie Haydon), he wastes no time disrupting her romance with an aviator. Instead of marrying Cora, Anthony Mallare loses interest in her, takes up with a concert pianist...

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