Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
Three department store girls--Connie, Franky, and Jerry--share an apartment on West 91st Street in New York City. Each earns little more than 20 dollars per week. Jerry is the sensible one,... See full summary »
When her rich oilman father is killed, Bingo, raised in the wilds of South America, inherits the company. Her guardians Ben and Howard send her to New York for civilizing but on the way she... See full summary »
Young vivacious Billie uses her charms on influential businessman Glenn Abbott in hopes of getting her secret fiancée Gil a diplomatic appointment. Meanwhile Gil's affections meander to beautiful ingenue Kentucky, Billie's best friend. After securing Gil's appointment, Abbott is crushed to learn of Billie's impending marriage. What Billie didn't count on was Gil getting Kentucky pregnant. This throws her wedding day into scandal and creates turmoil in the lives of the youthful quartet. Written by
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Some jazz they're playing! Your Dad sure says it with a big brass band!
That's his motto, Gil! Come on... let's dance!
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The night of her prom, wealthy man-hungry Joan Crawford (as Billie Brown) agrees to marry childhood sweetheart Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (as Gilbert "Gil" Jordan). The partying couple decide to keep their engagement a secret and continue to play the field, however. In order to secure her fiancé an enviable Paris appointment, Ms. Crawford get cozy with suave diplomat Rod La Rocque (as Glenn "Dynamite" Abbott). Meanwhile, Mr. Fairbanks is getting close enough with pretty Anita Page (as Kentucky Strafford) to produce a child. The four lovers must find out where true love lies...
MGM's follow-up to "flapper"-era Joan Crawford's hit "Our Dancing Daughters" (1928) helped secure her position as a #1 box office star. The film is lively, richly-produced and thankfully available with its original "synchronized sound effects" soundtrack. "Our Modern Maidens" corresponded perfectly with the short, real-life marriage of Crawford and Fairbanks. He has a great scene, at the 4th of July party doing impressions of John Barrymore (in "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"), John Gilbert (with a Garbo double, in "Flesh and the Devil") and father Douglas Fairbanks (in "Robin Hood").
****** Our Modern Maidens (9/6/29) Jack Conway ~ Joan Crawford, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Rod La Rocque, Anita Page
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