|The Love Contract|
Winifred Shotter and Owen Nares
|Directed by||Herbert Selpin|
|Produced by||Herbert Wilcox|
|Written by|| Jean de Létraz (play) |
Suzette Desty (play)
Roger Blum (play)
Georg C. Klaren
|Starring|| Winifred Shotter |
|Music by||Ralph Benatzky|
British & Dominions Film Corporation
|Distributed by||Woolf & Freedman Film Service|
|28 July 1932|
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