Peggy is 21 and bored. She has just been awarded a certificate for starting work on time for 1000 days. She decides that she needs a change so she leaves a note, which is taken to be ... See full summary »
Peggy is 21 and bored. She has just been awarded a certificate for starting work on time for 1000 days. She decides that she needs a change so she leaves a note, which is taken to be suicidal, and heads for New York where she gets a make over. A new outfit, a new look and an freak accident gets her in the paper as a amnesia victim, just because she does not want to be Peggy Evans any more. The paper thinks she may be an heiress so she searches for a few clues from back issues of the paper and finds that Carol Burden was never found. Cornelius Burden, however, has sent dozens of frauds to jail already and she must trick him and Baba to keep out of jail. Next, she must stop her old manager, Bob Stuart, from spilling the beans about her. Written by
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Dame May Whitty plays Walter Brennan's wife even though she is thirty years older then he. His appearance had him playing men much older then his true age most of his career. See more »
When Peggy visits the library's newspaper archive, she takes down a bound volume of the New York Star marked July 1924 on the spine from a shelf of volumes labeled with the months of 1924. In the next closeup the volume is marked July 1924 on the spine and July 1925 on the front cover (visible simultaneously). A montage of her subsequent searches continues with the August and September 1925 volumes and beyond. See more »
Congratulations, honey. What a break, hunh? Two and a half fish out of the blue.
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This is my opinion of Lana Turner's very best role. I agree that she showed great at comedy, certainly in this. Her most authentic work ...
However, she was box office almost immediately, and since the big budget pictures are more often dramas, that's where she went. She remained box office, but to me, was a gag in most of her dramatic roles. She seemed like a tough, enduring type of person, who worked hard at it. She needed to, since in-depth portrayals did not seem to come natural to her. She certainly never seemed very natural in them. Since the public was fascinated with her regardless, she kept showing up.
This movie reminded me of a very early Barbara Stanwyck in "The Mad Miss Manton." However, Stanwyck was a gifted actress who shone in dramatic roles.
Turner was just a movie star. It really seems, though, that she could have been a gifted comedic actress if they would have let her ... Maybe she was just too good looking.
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