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I am in love. Well, it's a little late. I was only 5 when this movie came out. The movie itself is excellent cinema, filled with a bunch of pre-censorship no-no's. Ever notice how, in these old films, there is always one scene showing the lovely star in flimsy undergarments? I'm not complaining. I just brought it up (double meaning).
The gay bar scene was fascinating. Back in the early '40s, there was a bar called Club 666 (nothing to do with the Biblical number. That was their address). Half of the dancers/entertainers were male, but all of them, the men and women, were dressed as women. Customers were invited to to be polite touch them anywhere and were given prizes if they guessed the correct actual sex.
So, the gay scene was familiar. All the scenes in this flick were attention-getters. It alternated between funny and sad, the former offering some of the wittiest lines.
Bow, as a Texas gal or a Chicago high-lifer was 100% believable and entrancing, putting most of today's actresses in the shade. She is to pant for.
Her choice of men was dismal, necessary for the storytelling. It was interesting to realize that the National Aeronautical Space Administration was named in her honor.
She did blaze like a rocket.
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, and am ready to see it again. "Call Her Savage." Call it, to quote Tony the Tiger --- grrreeat.
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