My Past
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Film poster
Directed byRoy Del Ruth
Written byCharles Kenyon
Based onEx-Mistress
1930 novel
by Dora Macy
StarringBebe Daniels
CinematographyBarney McGill
Edited byRalph Dawson
Music byDavid Mendoza
Erno Rapee
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
May 14, 1931
Running time
72-74 minutes
CountryUnited States

My Past is a 1931 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring Bebe Daniels. It was produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and was also known under the alternative title The Ex-Mistress.[1]

Plot summary

Broadway star Doree Macy is being simultaneously wooed by two men who happen to be business partners: older John Thornley and younger (and married) Robert Byrne (played by Daniels' real-life husband, Ben Lyon). Which, if either, will wind up with her heart?


Preservation status

A surviving print is preserved in the collection of the Library of Congress.[2] It is also available on DVD from Warner Archive and airs occasionally on Turner Classic Movies.


  1. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:My Past
  2. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress p.123 (1978)