The life of boisterous entertainer Texas Guinan is recalled from her poor childhood with a down-on-his-luck father to her reign as the Queen of the Night Clubs. Along the way, she also ... See full summary »
Arturo de Córdova,
It is early 1939 in Poland when Mrs. Bromley and Jennifer come to buy antiques for her business in London. Jennifer meets Count Stephen and they wine, dine and see the sights though out the... See full summary »
Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome "tramp" who shows up at her doorstep and soon ends up in a ... See full summary »
Norman Z. McLeod
London, 1783: Kitty, a saucy wench of the slums, meets the painter Gainsborough by stealing his shoes. He paints her as an "anonymous lady" who excites the interest of his noble friends, notably penniless Sir Hugh Marcy, who schemes to pass Kitty off as a genuine lady (a formidable task) and marry her off for financial gain. But Kitty has her own ideas about the uses of matrimony. Lots of decolletage. Written by
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 24, 1947 with Paulette Goddard reprising her film role. See more »
Lady Susan Dowitt:
One of the most important accomplishments of the modern young woman is the use of the fan. She does not employ it to cool herself, but rather to express the emotions.
Sir Hugh Marcy:
Women are armed with fans as men are with swords, and frequently do much more damage with them.
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I also remember watching this film on AMC and loved it to death, it is a twist on the Pygmalian story with lots more sass, and gritty, but in a total Old Hollywood glamor. Which seems to make no sense but that is why this is such a gem of a film. Eliza Doolittle would not last two seconds with Kitty in the room, she's a lot more earthy than most heroines and reminds me in some respects of Becky Sharp from Vanity Fair in her single minded climb to the top. All in all a great actress playing a part that is the best of some great female characters all in one juicy and sassy package. This film is well worth preserving, and bring into the modern format of DVD, hopefully with restored picture and sound.
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