Carolyn and Michael fall in love and decide to marry. However, Michael insists that Carolyn quit her job. She soon finds that the two of them cannot make ends meet on his salary alone, so she gets a job and tries to keep it a secret from him. Written by
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Mamie - Carolyn's maid:
Can't see why white men folks don't want their women folks to work. I had to git to work the minute I got married. My husband retired with the Marriage Certificate.
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"Auld Lang Syne"
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This is a very dated story about two people in love, Barbara Stanwyck and Gene Raymond, and their marital problems. Stanwyck plays a model who came from a poor home, and she doesn't want to give up her $50 a week job and live on only Raymond's $35/week salary. He talks her into it anyway, though she screams all the way down the aisle. Soon she finds herself in money trouble and gets involved with a playboy, Robert Young. To ease her financial problems, she works on the sly.
The performances are delightful, but it's a slim story and then there's the business of this guy not wanting his wife to work. I normally don't have a problem watching films in the context of their times, but in this case, the husband seemed unreasonable to me. Ned Sparks and Helen Broderick are hilarious. Stanwyck is always fresh and sincere. Gene Raymond is attractive, but I've always failed to see why he was so important to MGM that Mayer forced Jeannette Macdonald to marry him. The film didn't really hold my interest, but Stanwyck is always worth seeing.
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