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My Sin (1931)

Passed  -  Drama  -  3 October 1931 (USA)
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In Panama, notorious nightclub hostess Carlotta kills a man in self-defense and is arrested for murder. Defending her at her trial is Dick Grady, a lawyer who has wasted his talent on ... See full summary »

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Carlotta / Ann Trevor
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Dick Grady
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Roger Metcalf
Scott Kolk ...
Larry Gordon
Anne Sutherland ...
Mrs. Gordon
Margaret Adams ...
Paula Marsden
Lily Cahill ...
Helen Grace
Jay Fassett ...
James Bradford
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In Panama, notorious nightclub hostess Carlotta kills a man in self-defense and is arrested for murder. Defending her at her trial is Dick Grady, a lawyer who has wasted his talent on alcohol. When he proves Carlotta's innocence, however, he regains respect and employment. Dick goes to Carlotta's apartment to thank her, and arrives just in time to keep her from committing suicide. He agrees that while the persona of Carlotta must die, the woman inside must go on and start anew. Loaning her his advance money, Carlotta and Dick create a new identity for her as "Ann Trevor," and she moves to New York. Through various letters and repayment checks, Dick learns that Carlotta is happy and successful and falls in love with her. He relocates to New York, where Carlotta is employed as an interior decorator and is engaged to wealthy Larry Gordon. Carlotta is happy to see Dick again, but is dismayed to learn that he is in love with her. Dick believes she is deceiving Larry because she does not ... Written by denzoid

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There's no dame like a shady dame with a past.
11 April 2014 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Murder in Panama sets a woman acquitted of the crime on a desperate search for respectability, and this means changing her identity and getting a prestigious job as an interior decorator so she can enter society the right way. When that shady dame is none other than Tallulah Bankhead, the chances of her succeeding is extremely rare. Going from the bottom of the heap to the well-dressed social climber with a heart of gold, Tallulah bares all the emotions that has made her a legend, and her husky voice adds to that.

Unfortunately, on screen as a young woman, Tallulah never seemed at home, her casa being the stage. She would have to obtain that legendary reputation through years of good and bad publicity, finally capturing her magic on-screen more than a decade later in "Lifeboat". Her early film talkies only toss her into the category of being a rival to the more exotic Dietrich, no matter how sincere her performance is.

Fredric March serves as window dressing to the unforgettable Tallulah as her attorney in Panama who helped her to alter her identity. Harry Davenport is excellent as another attorney who recognizes her immediately behind her silks and sequins when she ironically becomes engaged to his nephew. Stagily directed by Broadway legend George Abbott, this only has a few of those pre-code moments that made the "sinning woman" films of this era so much fun. Without Tallulah in it, I'm afraid I'd have to dismiss this as standard early talkie melodrama.


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