The "sugar daddy" of a Broadway star hires a bodyguard to protect her from thieves out to steal the jewels he's given her and also from the attentions of other men, most notably the ...
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The "sugar daddy" of a Broadway star hires a bodyguard to protect her from thieves out to steal the jewels he's given her and also from the attentions of other men, most notably the producer of the show in which she's starring. However, soon the bodyguard and the star begin to become attracted to each other. 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 »
I've been fortunate to obtain a long-sought-after copy of this film, and I'm really disappointed with it - I'd thought it would be a Marjorie White smash ala HAPPY DAYS, but I was wrong! The storyline is droll, the entire plot revolves around the endless rehearsal for a Broadway musical that never happens, only the sub-plot of Wynne Gibson and her bodyguard add any flavor at all. Gibson's acting is dull and flat, none of the characters, not even Marjorie, as Lita LeRoi, add any zest or life. I'm the world's #1 Marjorie White fan, she usually outshines the rest of the cast, even in her famous one-scene walk-ons, but not in this one. Marjorie has only one short scene revolving around her, and it's just DUMB! She's a yak-aholic seems to throw in as much verbage as possible into the scenes, to where "Ballyhoo" the newspaper reporter, and McCarthy, the bodyguard, suggest she jump off the Brooklyn Bridge to get rid of her, she's so simple-minded she thinks it a great idea! Saved by a stereotypical Irish cop (with his thick New York brogue). White plays a distant second to Gibson's lead and it seems her scenes were added to lengthen the film, because her part is only vaguely related to the main story, and not connected at all! Don't waste your time, Unless you're a true Marjorie White fan, in which case you'll be badly disappointed. Skip this one, or toss it in the dustbin of losers best forgotten!
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