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This movie's got a good enough plot that it's been made at least 4 times,
you know that part's covered. It's a good story that holds up and moves at
a good pace. The cast of stars are caught at interesting times in their
varying careers. Dietrich is riding the Destry saloon girl role in a
copy of the original that belabors a huge oversized Gibson-girl wig and
multiple extraordinary outfits befitting Marlene "the star". She brings
distinctive charm to the role and has a tongue-in-cheek ball with the
sexually loaded script, but her role has nothing extra-special or magical.
John Wayne is full of swagger and charm and working his way up the ladder
towards the title of big stud cowboy on campus. Randolph Scott is turning
the corner of his career into Westerns also; abandoning those light comedy
or milquestoast leading roles and showing a glimpse of the hardnose tough
guy & questionably moral cowboy that he came to be in later career moves.
This is the penultimate film for Richard Barthelmess and his role is a
morose and bitter one that fits his personal situation of a star who had
his day in the sun and was ready to step-down. Kudos, big laughs and a
robust round of applause to the best delivery, lines and most entertaining
scenes which are all handled by Marlene's maid - Idabelle - played
beautifully and naturally by Marietta Canty. She WILL have you laughing
loud! This film is chock full of sexual innuendo, lust-filled motivation
and snide comments; all subtly and enjoyably delivered.
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