Gold-diggers Kay Francis and Lilyan Tashman meet susceptible lonely businessmen at conventions in this ribald preproduction code story. The millionaires lavish the girls with expensive gifts. Francis falls for poor but virtuous Joel McCrea. Eugene Paulette is a copper king who gives Tashman jewelry. His wife reacts not with jealously but by trying to imitate her rival's style.Written by
This film was supposedly inspired (not specifically, but generally) by actress, Tallulah Bankhead. See more »
Just after the 21 minute mark, Wanda and Jim are reclining on a yacht with a back-projection shot of the moonlit sea behind them. She says, "All I know is that they've been the happiest hours and minutes of my life." As she says this line, the moonlight reflection on the sea becomes suddenly darker. See more »
The "girls" of the title are Kay Francis and Lilyan Tashman, and the town is New York. This dynamic duo in silk and ermine entertain hick businessmen looking for a good time while in Manhattan. Francis, as one would expect, handles the melodrama deftly, while Tashman steals the show with her sharp delivery of the tart dialogue. As with most films made before the hammer of censorship came down in 1933, there are some real risque jolts in the both dialogue and action. Well worth tracking down.
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