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The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1932)

Sophisticated comedy: a trio of money hungry women who all have sugar daddies who keep them in the lap of luxury, even as they drive the men crazy. Each woman represents a different ... See full summary »

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Sophisticated comedy: a trio of money hungry women who all have sugar daddies who keep them in the lap of luxury, even as they drive the men crazy. Each woman represents a different personality type, from sensitive, to kind-hearted, to difficult and untrustworthy. Set in the age of jazz, the twenties come roaring back with immorality and in-fighting. Written by SindyMac

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In her December 1972 interview to Leonard Maltin in Film Fan Monthly, Madge gave the following testimony on the atmosphere on the set during filming: "That was a rather hectic picture, with him [i.e. Lowell Sherman] not taking the directing seriously, George Barnes falling madly in love with Joan [i.e. Joan Blondell] so he could hardly see anybody but Joan. Ina Claire was very much in love with John Gilbert (this was before they were married) and every time she got into a costume that she thought she looked well in, particularly the bridal costume at the end of the film, she disappeared from the lot, because she had driven off to Metro to show John Gilbert how enchanting she looked. I went into that film very quickly, because Carole Lombard was supposed to do the part I played, but she became ill, and I replaced her." See more »

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Jean Lawrence: A speakeasy that closes at two o'clock is practically a tea room!
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Hard-boiled Pre-Code Comedy
2 May 2000 | by (San Jose CA) – See all my reviews

Very modern comedy about gold-digging dames. Polaire is the sensitive one, Schatzi the nice one, and Jean is a complete bitch who screws her friends and their sugardaddies at every turn. Lots of teasing shots of girls in their slips, including a strip-search. Cut-throat jazz age immorality, lots of fun.


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