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6 January 1929 (USA) See more »
If you had to be bad, could you make good? See more »
Famed playwright Donald latest work flopped because fiancée Betty is too unsophisticated to play the lead... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (Cast overview, first billed only)

Colleen Moore ... Betty Fairfax

Antonio Moreno ... Donald Anthony

Edythe Chapman ... Mrs. Fairfax

Kathryn McGuire ... Margery Fairfax
Gertrude Howard ... Cassie

Gertrude Astor ... Sheila Kelly
Ray Turner ... Sam (as Raymond Turner)

Montagu Love ... Brandy Mulane
Ben Hendricks Jr. ... Frank
Philip Sleeman ... Tony (as Phil Sleeman)
Jack Byron ... Tony's Henchman
Fred Warren ... Joe
Jay Eaton ... Member of Frank's Gang

Stanley Blystone ... Member of Frank's Gang
Art Rowlands ... Member of Frank's Gang
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72 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Vitaphone) (music and sound effects) | Silent

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Negative cost: $321,412.32. Box office gross: $797,263.15.See more »
Miscellaneous: Although Gertrude Howard's character is billed as Cassie in the movie's credits and in 1929 reviews, she is called Mandy in the intertitles, while Colleen Moore clearly calls her Mammy when speaking to her.See more »
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"Dat Bimbo is a Lady", 16 November 2014
Author: boblipton from New York City

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

When playwright Anthony Moreno comes to town, he falls in love with Colleen Moore. She wants to be an actress and when she flops in tryouts as a wicked woman, she decides to go to New York to act the wicked woman. Of course she walks right into the middle of a gang war, but every hard-boiled yegg can see she is an innocent lady and treats he right.

Comedy expert William Seiter directs Colleen Moore in her next to last silent movie and out pops this very funny film, with fine titles and Miss Moore's typically funny performance.

There are a couple of nice smaller roles, including Gertrude Astor as a soft-boiled actress.

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