In THE RED KIMONA, Priscilla Bonner plays Darley, a small town girl who finds escape from her cruel home life in the arms of a handsome stranger. Soon she finds herself working as a prostitute in New Orleans, desperately clinging to the belief that he really loves her. When she discovers him buying an engagement ring for another woman, she shoots him. Her murder trial becomes a cause celebre and Gabrielle finds herself befriended by a rich society woman who professes deep concern for the unfortunate girl. Directed by Dorothy Reid. Written by
Is It An Actual Menace To American Girls? (original poster)
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This film is based on a real case of prostitution that took place in New Orleans in 1917. See more
Then the Woman telling the story is looking at Gabrielle's case file in the opening of the film, the set behind her is clearly a forced-perspective painted backdrop. See more
The Inquisitive One
I've been dying to talk to you alone - I just knew we would be drawn to each other. You see I understand so thoroughly - for I, too, have been pursued all my life! My husband can't give me any information about these things - he's like a babe in the woods - - he's a traveling man. Now tell me - is it true that all men - -? - - and do you poor dears have to - -?
[Embarrassed, Gabrielle walks away
Edited into Women Who Made the Movies