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The prologue, consisting of a 'Salome' fantasy sequence and the finale, totaling 466 feet, were shot in 2-strip Technicolor, and survive today, along with the rest of the film. See more »

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Swanson as dowdy waitress in love
25 July 2003 | by (Manhattan Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

Gloria Swanson stars as "Jenny," a clumsy and unsophisticated waitress in love with her flap-jack flipping co-worker "Orme." Only problem is, Orme only has eyes for actresses. When the yearly (?) showboat glides into their West Virginia town with its show and new actress, Orme is smitten. Jenny, who has secretly been working on getting a correspondence course certificate in acting, tries to imitate the showboat actress but fails miserably. But she is given her chance to prove her acting chops ... Throughout Swanson works some real pathos into this slapstick comedy. She's generally terrific throughout. The story gets a bit convoluted at times, but this is a pretty enjoyable flick that begins with a Salome performance in Technicolor! Check it out if you get the chance.


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