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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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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. Its earliest documented telecast took place in Omaha Sunday 21 December 1958 on KETV (Channel 7), followed by Asheville 8 April 1959 on WLOS (Channel 13), by Seattle 19 June 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7), by Chicago Saturday 27 June 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2), by Milwaukee 4 October 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), and by Detroit, where it was shown in 2 parts Monday-Tuesday 23-24 November 1959 on WJBK (Channel 2). It was released on DVD 4 August 2015 as part of the Universal Vault Series and has since enjoyed an airing or two on Turner Classic Movies. 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 remembered this one from TV a hundred years ago. Paulette Goddard has the title role, and she is quite beautiful and completely convincing. Real-er than Eliza Doolittle, she slips in and out'a Houndsditch slang, but she is never comic or plays it broad. She is a lady long before she marries into royalty.
Her persistent love of Hugh (played at his caddish-sexy best by Ray Milland) is the engine that drives the story. Plenty of good supporting roles, including Sara Algood, Cecil Kallaway (playing Gainsborough),Eric Blore, and that divinely handsome eternal man-who-loses-the-girl, Patric Knowles.
I loved it - and though I am not a great Ray Milland fan, I find he can be very convincing as a lover. His only better example of it is "Golden Earrings" with Miss Marlene Dietrich. And as for Miss Goddard, we never saw enough of her to type-cast her - feisty, spirited, yes, but a little unexpected in the depth of her performance, and a very lovely lady to boot.
This is what movies used to be - good characters (somebody to root for), an intelligent story, and Glamour. I recommend this picture highly!
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