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Expensive Women is a 1931 Pre-Code talking film drama directed by silent film veteran Hobart Henley and stars Dolores Costello. It was Costello's final film as a leading lady and star for Warners, which she had been since 1925. She retired to be the wife of John Barrymore and to raise their family. Costello would return to films five years later after a long hiatus and the end of her marriage to Barrymore, but never regained the luster she enjoyed as a WB star. Many contemporary critics commented that this one had been an unfortunate choice for her return to the screen after a two years absence.
A wet blanket of a romance between Dolores Costello (who lacks screen magnetism) and Anthony Bushell (who is unbelievably bland and wooden). The most interesting person / actor in the film, Warren William, appears only in the first 20 minutes and then in the very last scene! Hard to recommend this movie to anyone, despite some nice outdoor scenes. *1/2 out of 4.
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