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A film which the production code would never have approved.
Evelyn Brent's depiction of Rose Henderson truly makes me wonder just how
much better films of the thirties, forties, and fifties to mid sixties would have been had not censorship seized control of Amercan cinematography in the early
1930's. Instead of a scene showing Rose and her wealthy husband Lon each in a twin bed separated by a nightstand, The Mating Call has Rose calling on her
ex-husband, Leslie, who has just returned from WWI to find out his marriage to underage Rose was annulled by her parents when he was serving in France.
Rose has no love for her husband, Lon, as he is having an affair with a much
younger woman, and despite Leslie's not wanting to see her again, Rose
repeatedly attempts to seduce him - finally tricking Leslie into joining her in his bedroom after she has begun to disrobe. If TCM runs it again, check it out. It's nice to know that pre-production code movies actually depicted some of the
interesting realities of life that censors wouldn't allow.
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