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George M. Cohan,
Jerry Stafford, a businessman, is in love with his secretary but she deserts him for another man. When she realizes her mistake, she goes back to him. Doris Brown is her girlfriend who is in love with a man named Monty Dunn.
WHen her father dies, a wealthy young women discovers that she's not wealthy at all--her father lost all of his money in the 1929 stock market crash and she's now officially broke. She takes a job as the social secretary to her father's friend, Ogden. She has two major problems, however--shortly before her father's death, she and some friends were out partying and, on a dare, she married her fiancé, a scheming gold-digger named Frank, who leaves her when he finds out she's broke. The other problem is that she's in love with her best friend Sylvia's fiancé, Paul. Written by
One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »
Now go in there and start sending back your wedding presents. And then go upstairs and begin packing for our trip to the Far East.
But I don't like the Far East.
I know you don't. That's why you're going!
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Written by Osmán Pérez Freire
Sung by Georges Metaxa. See more »
This pre-code film showcases Claudette Colbert's acting at its finest. The plot is somewhat complex, beginning with her marriage to a gigolo, sudden loss of fortune and subsequent maltreatment by a woman who "sins" (right on screen--oh for those adult pre-code days of yore!). The minor disappointment caused by Herbert Marshall's dull performance in a dull role does not detract from the film overall; Colbert's versatility grabs the viewer from the start and carries you throughout. Compared to her other early performances, her work here may be her best. This film is a must-see for Colbert fans. Due to the plot and supporting performances (excepting poor Herbert's), however, even people who don't particularly like Colbert will enjoy it, too.
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