When a wife finds out that her husband has fallen for a chorus girl, she figures that if he can stray so can she, so she starts looking elsewhere.

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Jeff Gilbert
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Sue Marsh
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Jimmy Stafford
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Margie Dodd
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Mrs. Gilbert
Armand Kaliz ...
Armand Blum
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The Out of Work Actor
Gertrude Short ...
Sue's Chum - the Chorus Girl
Eddie Kane ...
Mr. Edwards - the Stage Manager
William Humphrey ...
The Music Publisher (as William Humphries)
Tom Ricketts ...
Pop - the Stage Doorman
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Travers - the Gigolo
Lillian Leighton ...
Mrs. Simmons (as Lillianne Leighton)
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Lawyer Marsh
Lee Zahler ...
Lee Zahler - Orchestra Leader
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Chorus girl Blondie Marsh has many "stage-door Johnnies" eager to wine and dine her, but she is only interested in struggling songwriter Jimmy Stafford, who lives in the same boarding house. Jimmy gets a small cash advance and they are getting reading to go out and celebrate when Blondie, having trouble hooking up her evening dress, steps out in the hall and is helped by Marjorie Dodd, a jobless chorus girl who has taken up house cleaning. Mrs. Simmons, boarding house owner comes by and fires Marjorie for neglecting her duties. Blondie promises to help get Marjorie a job and she joins Blondie and Jimmy on their celebration. Wealthy-and-bored club man Jeff Gilbert is desperately trying to find something to do for the evening and his butler suggests taking in the show in which Blondie is working. While dressing, Jeff is informed that his estranged wife is returning from Paris agreeable to a divorce for a big cash settlement. The price is too high and Jeff decides to fight it. Jeff ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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20 October 1933 (USA)  »

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The American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films 1931-1940 gives the wrong role identifications to both leading ladies: Sue Carol plays "Sue aka Susie Marsh," not "Marjorie Dodd," and Cecilia Parker plays "Marjorie Dodd," not "Blondie Marsh." See more »

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Young innocents on the gay white way need to stick together!
18 June 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a moderately interesting pre-code drama with occasional musical numbers thrown in about two girls who meet in a theatrical boarding house where one of them (a maid) is fired for socializing when she's supposed to be working. The wiser one (Cecilia Parker) takes the more innocent one (Sue Carol) under her wing, moves her into her room, and gets her a job working as a chorus girl in burlesque. They each have their own romantic adventures, the more interesting of which is Carol's romance with the already married Jack Mulhall. His estranged wife (the always fascinating vamp Natalie Moorehead) won't let him divorce her for less than $500,000, and when she discovers that her husband is involved with a chorus girl, she decides to go for everything he has.

Somewhat creaky despite a perfect set-up for what made pre-code drama so interesting, this has some bizarre sequences in a nightclub where an acrobatic girl does various tricks such as pick up a glass off the floor with her head. Other wise, this is just your standard story of young women surviving in the big city, adequate acting, but nothing really special. It is interesting to see Cecilia Parker in a film before she got to play Andy Hardy's uppity sister. There's a speeding car scene at the very end which makes up for the slow pacing for the rest of the film and leads the movie to an exciting conclusion.


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