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 ...
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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 »
It's about time you started getting some rest so you look like something when Lord Danforth arrives.
Oh, he liked my looks in London.
That's alright. There was a fog in London...
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Written by Quirino Mendoza (as Quirino Mendoza y Cortés)
Danced by Claudette Colbert and Georges Metaxa See more »
An enjoyable, well-acted pre-code, not very risqué except in theme. Claudette C is wonderful and so is Mary Boland, the upscale Marie Dressler.
I found this movie posted in full on youtube, a pleasant surprise, as I've never heard of it. A good way to spend an hour and fifteen minutes.
Claudette's character has to take a job as a social secretary upon her father's death, as she finds out he was broke. Just before he died, she had married a good-for-nothing on a whim, a wild night out. He leaves her when he finds out she is poor and starts working as a gigolo at a local club. When she meets an aristocrat after her heart, he is due to marry her former friend, the uppity daughter of her new boss, who is secretly see Claudette's sleazy husband. Complications arise...
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