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Extravagance (1930)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  10 October 1930 (USA)
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Alice Kendall is the darling of her social set, the sons and daughters of millionaires, although Alice's mother has impoverished herself to provide Alice with the luxuries she expects as ... See full summary »

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Fred Garlan
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Jim Hamilton
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Robert Agnew ...
Billy
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Martha Mattox ...
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Alice Kendall is the darling of her social set, the sons and daughters of millionaires, although Alice's mother has impoverished herself to provide Alice with the luxuries she expects as her right. Mom blows what's left of her fortune to provide the best trousseau that money can buy when Alice marries Fred Garlan, and then wishes Fred lots of luck. Now, Alice is trying to coax Fred into buying her a new sable coat---all of her friends are sporting them---while Fred is busily trying to borrow enough money to keep his business afloat. This marriage business certainly isn't working out like living-with-Mom, and Alice just doesn't know how she can be seen if she isn't wearing a new sable coat. But, help is lurking just around the corner in the form of a sleaze-ball named Morrell. He's a stock-broker and he is a bachelor and he enjoys the benefits of married life by making available sable coats to little brides who are in dire need of one and whose husbands can't meet their needs. But the ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Oh the wacky world of adultery!
11 January 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The film begins with Alice getting married. However, this 'romantic' lady announces to her friends that this isn't going to slow her down--she STILL is a party-girl! And, after the newness of marriage fads, Alice is out chasing other men and living a life well beyond her poor husband's ability to pay for--despite having a very lucrative job during the Depression.

This is one of the best examples of a Pre-Code film I have seen. That's because before the Production Code was strengthened in mid-1934, Hollywood films were chock full of VERY adult content. For example, despite what you might think, nudity, graphic violence, cursing, adultery and the like were not that uncommon pre-1934. In "Extravagance", the notion of adultery is glorified--with all the female leads in the film running around on their men and having a jolly nice time! While some films with similar topics like "Red-Headed Woman" are enjoyable to watch, however, this film just irritated me. That's because most Pre-Code films managed to be entertaining--often because the leads, though immoral, were humorous or engaging. Here, however, the married women just seemed like bad AND stupid people. Plus, it's hard to like women who are rich and spoiled--especially when the Depression was at its worst. With other Pre-Code film, often the women slept around to get ahead in life--these women already had it all and wanted more. I don't know, but this sure made it hard for me to keep watching.

Reasonably well-acted, this film never managed to strike a balance between irony and humor and just featured detestable women. As a result, it just wasn't that entertaining to me.


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