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Her Man (1930)

 |  Drama  |  21 September 1930 (USA)
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Paris bargirl with tough "protector" falls for young sailor.

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Paris bargirl with tough "protector" falls for young sailor.

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A Slice of Life Magnificently Played by HELEN TWELVETREES - PHILLIPS HOLMES - MARJORIE RAMBEAU - RICARDO CORTEZ - JAMES GLEASON (original print ad - many caps) See more »

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The costs of shooting for four days in Havana were shared by MGM with the understanding that the studio could use atmospheric exterior shots in their upcoming production of "Cuban Love Song." The Cuban embassy later protested the Havana locations although the setting was supposedly a mythical island. American and British groups both objected to the heavy drinking and generally the film had its share of censorship problems. See more »

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About as French as Borscht, but it is entertaining and DEFINITELY Pre-Code in its sensibilities.
30 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Her Man" is a very enjoyable old film. However, as I watched, I couldn't help but think that it was a bit like a Popeye cartoon--a very sleazy and adult Popeye cartoon at that!

The film is set somewhere where there is a port--perhaps on a Caribbean island. The summary on IMDb says that the leading lady, Frankie (Helen Twelvetrees) is a Parisian but the location is definitely NOT Paris (there is no large port there and very few palm trees). Plus, neither Twelvetrees nor any of the other actors have any sort of French accent or make any mention of France. Regardless, this 'lady' works at a clip joint--a bar where they cheat sailors and the women are definitely NOT ladies! The place is run by a scum-bag named Johnnie (Ricardo Cortez) and he oozes with sleazy and menacing charm. In many ways, he seems like a homicidal pimp---promising HIS women the world but forcing them into lives of quiet desperation.

One day, a nice sailor named Dan (Phillips Holmes) enters the place and Frankie is expected to do her routine--steer him to alcohol while drinking water disguised as gin. In other words, she gets him to buy her these expensive drinks and who knows how much, if anything, he'll be left with at the end of the evening. However, Frankie feels sorry for the guy since he seems pretty decent and she rescues him from the place. Despite her cold outer shell, he sees her as a decent woman--stuck in a hellish life. So, he offers to take her away from this dump. The problem is that the last guy who tried that was killed by Johnnie. What's next?

This is an amazingly gritty and sleazy sort of film. Oddly, however, they also threw in some comic relief that really distracted from the plot. Perhaps they thought the film would be too gritty and too depressing otherwise. Regardless, the film has some fine acting and is far less stilted than most early talkies. In particular, I loved the opening scene with Marjorie Rambeau walking through the streets as the camera moved with her. It was a difficult shot technically and it really impressed me as I watched this camera-work. Worth seeing and available for free at the internet archive website.


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