The Devil to Pay

The Devil to Pay

George Fitzmaurice (1930)

U Certificate


Our Score
Ronald Colman's dashing good looks made him a star in the silent era, but what really consolidated his appeal and catapulted him to the ranks of the all-time movie greats was the coming of sound. It revealed an elegant speaking voice that, when gently softened for the American market, became every male's ideal. This early talkie creaks a bit now, but clearly confirms Colman's magnetic screen presence, despite the primitive recording techniques. Colman co-stars with two luminous ladies near the start of their illustrious careers: Loretta Young and Myrna Loy. A real curio, and well worth watching if you can bear in mind the period in which it was made.


The dissolute son of an aristocrat tries to change his fortunes by winning the heart of a businessman's daughter. Comedy, starring Ronald Colman and Loretta Young.

Cast & Crew

Willie Leeland Ronald Colman
Dorothy Hope Loretta Young
Susan Leeland Florence Britton
Lord Leeland Frederick Kerr
Mr Hope David Torrence
Mrs Hope Mary Forbes
Grand Duke Paul Paul Cavanagh
Mary Carlyle Myrna Loy
Director George Fitzmaurice
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video