The Lucky Lady
A princess falls in love with an actor, but her family want to marry her off to a duke.A princess falls in love with an actor, but her family want to marry her off to a duke.A princess falls in love with an actor, but her family want to marry her off to a duke.
Yes, it's as ridiculous as all that, and it's not helped in the least by gliding over the details, so that there is no clear motivation for anything. Of course it's love at first sight for the ingenues. Of course, she has to get married, and to a libertine, because, we are meant to presume, reasons. And of course, once Miss Nissen puts on a dark wig which is either brunette or red-head, depending on which title you read, it renders her absolutely unrecognizable in a nation where her picture is in every post office and her portrait on every postage stamp, bank note and coin.
Sure. For this, Paramount seems to have borrowed Raoul Walsh from Fox Films. I suspect that they offered it to every director on the lot and he rolled his eyes and announced he had B westerns to direct. I suspect it may have been longer, but they knew they had a stinker on their hands and cut it to the bone, leaving the principal point of interest Miss Nissen in what can only be described as a two-tone performance, as a lively young princess, and as a Parisian demi-monde.
- Aug 10, 2019