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Millie Blake has a love affair that goes wrong, so Millie plays the field recklessly from that point on. When she finds out that one of the reckless players from her past has now cast his ... See full summary »

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Helen Twelvetrees ...
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Robert Ames ...
Tommy Rock
James Hall ...
Jack Maitland
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Jimmy Damier
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Angie Wickerstaff
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Connie Maitland
Edmund Breese ...
Defense Attorney
Frank McHugh ...
John Holmes
Charlotte Walker ...
Mrs. Maitland
Franklin Parker ...
Spring
Charles Delaney ...
Mike
Harry Stubbs ...
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Millie Blake has a love affair that goes wrong, so Millie plays the field recklessly from that point on. When she finds out that one of the reckless players from her past has now cast his spell on her daughter, she takes matters into her own hands and finds herself in a courtroom trying to find a better defense plea than mother-love and honor-protection. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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"One rule for both sides" was the battle cry of this human tempest as she leaped the hurdles of convention...determined to make all men pay for one man's betrayal. (original ad) See more »

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Drama | Romance

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8 February 1931 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Equipment)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Charles R. Rogers produced this as an independent film, but sold the distribution rights to RKO after he was made chief executive of RKO-Pathé in January 1931. See more »

Goofs

The beginning of the film is supposed to be set around 1914 yet the cast are wearing early-1930s fashion See more »

Quotes

Connie Maitland: It tickles my nose!
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Referenced in Consolation Marriage (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Nice to Be a Geranium
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Written by Arthur Lange
Played on piano by Robert Ames
Sung and Danced by Frank McHugh
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Lesbian Love!
21 March 2002 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

I'm surprised that no-one has commented yet on the amazing lesbian sub-text in the relationship between the characters played by Joan Blondell and Lilyan Tashman (who was an "out" lesbian in real life). Sometimes it's not even sub-text - especially as the first shot of the couple has them in bed together, half-dressed! And Lilyan is obviously most annoyed when Joan runs off with a rich man. It's also interesting that Millie assumes that Lilyan has never been in love, with a man! Lilyan says she has, but I think she might be talking about a woman.

All film buffs, and lesbians especially, need to re-discover Lilyan Tashman

  • a remarkable actress, and an even more remarkable person. Her early


death is probably responsible for her relative obscurity today, but there are still enough of her films around for us all to hunt out and enjoy. Long live Lilyan!


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