The bold Tira works as dancing beauty and lion tamer at a fair. Out of an urgent need of money, she agrees to a risky new number: she'll put her head into a lion's muzzle! With this ... See full summary »
Rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, Flower Belle Lee is run out of Little Bend. On the train she meets con man Cuthbert J. Twillie and pretends to marry him for "... See full summary »
Love, lust, possession, money, social standing, and addiction. Elsa Carlyle is impulsive and a gambler; though loved by her husband Jeff, she's spoiled and selfish, concerned with social ... See full summary »
Naval commander Charles Sturm has made life miserable for his wife Diana due to his insane jealousy over every man she speaks to. His obsessive behavior soon drives her to the arms of a ... See full summary »
When her fiancée Buck Gonzales is killed, dance hall queen Cleo Borden inherits his wealth. Included are oil wells supervised by British engineer Carrington, whom Cleo sets out to win by becoming a "lady." She races her horse in Buenos Aires, gains social position by loveless marriage to bankrupt Colton, and even sings in an opera. But when she meets Carrington again, he's become the Earl of Stratton... Written by
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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 »
On race day in Buenos Aires, some shots show the infield as puddled from rain to varying degrees with the track showing the effects of a recent downpoor, while other shots show both relatively dry. See more »
[Cleo sings last lines]
But now I'm a lady / Come up and see me some time.
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Mae West inherits an oil fortune, then takes on high society.
Shortly after the release of Mae West's BELLE OF THE NINETIES, the Hollywood Production Code started to get tough, which put the Queen of double entendre in a tighter spot than her hardworking corsets. So why would Paramount dump her into this lusterless Grade 'B' item with its faceless supporting cast? West's script hardly helps as she pitches a veritable yard's sale of story lines at us: Mae takes over the ranch when her fiancé is murdered; Mae & her horse win the Derby; Mae the commoner crashes high society; Mae gets caught in a divorce/robbery/murder scam. Oh, she still gets off an occasional eyebrow raising quip and there's something irresistible in seeing her do a bit of Saint-Saens SAMSON & DELILAH (in the original keys, natch), but it's all a bit depressing to see her brought so low.
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