During World War I, a French girl is romanced by an American doughboy even though she is promised to a French soldier who is fighting at the front. When the French soldier returns from the ... See full summary »
During World War I, a French girl is romanced by an American doughboy even though she is promised to a French soldier who is fighting at the front. When the French soldier returns from the war blind, she realizes that her heart is really with the Yank and she follows him to "Second Forty Street" in New York. Musical numbers include "Just You, Just Me." Written by
When most silent stars feared the talkies, Marion Davies jumped in with this saucy musical comedy, playing a WW I French girl wooed by 3 American doughboys (Lawrence Gray, Cliff Edwards, and Benny Rubin). Good songs, including title tune and 'Just You, Just Me," as well as Edwards' solo (I forget the title) keep this early talkie moving nicely. Davies was a consummate comedienne and proves it in her starring talkie debut, doing impressions of Maurice Chevalier and Sarah Bernhardt as well as singing and dancing. Edward and Rubin are good comic foils, and Gray is a handsome leading man. Solid MGM talkie with good production values and sound. Davies and Gray had starred together in the silent film, "The Patsy." And I SILL say that Davies ranks with Lombard, Loy, and Arthur as the 30s best comediennes.
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