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On a cruise to Cuba, Lulu Smith falls in love with Bob Grover. Back home, she breaks off the romance when he tells her he is married. Lulu has a baby, but doesn't tell Bob, who turns out to be a rising politician. She passes herself off as the baby's nanny. When Bob learns what is going on, he adopts the little girl, not telling his wife or anyone else where she came from. Lulu gets a job at a newspaper. Things get complicated when the editor gets the dirt on Grover, but also wants to marry Lulu. Written by
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The Production Code Administration (PCA) refused Columbia's request for approval in 1935 for re-release, citing the adultery, which was a code violation. The production code was strictly enforced starting in mid-1934. See more »
The film begins in the present day, i.e. 1932. There is no attempt at period decor in any way; the automobiles, music, and clothing styles are all contemporary; twenty or thirty years pass by. The principals live out their lives, grow old, and die. Yet their surrounding environment never changes; it is still 1932. See more »
You've been working for Grover and you've had a chance to find out things. What did you dig up? Come on?
Do I get a bonus?
A bonus? You get a bonus, a raise and a kiss.
Well, while peeking through the keyhole, I found out that Mr. Grover takes his coffee black, listens in on Amos and Andy, and he wears pink suspenders.
Come on, get off the comic page. Where did he dig up that kid?
Oh, he told me under a cabbage leaf.
Ah, what a chance you passed up. You'll never make a newspaper woman.
Am I ...
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For a 1932 film, this had a lot of good moments. I thought the scenes with Roberta as a baby were wonderful -- very good direction. But then, it's Frank Capra.
What I couldn't really follow was the point of the first five minutes of the movie. We know she's going on a vacation with her life savings, but why set her up as a small town librarian and then never make reference to that part of her life again in the movie? Seemed unnecessary and a little confusing. And who names their daughter Lulu? But the best part of the movie -- the best worst part -- is how old everybody gets after only about sixteen years. Stanwyck's character is probably only about 40 at the end of the movie, but 40 in 1932 is like 70, clearly, so they pile on the make-up and give her a grey wig. At least she's not wearing a shawl and walking with a cane. She actually carries off those scenes well, and she looks gorgeous. I really enjoyed it.
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