A nightclub singer marries the rich owner of a rubber plantation. When she returns with him to his estate in Malaysia, she finds out that he is cruel, vicious and insanely jealous. She and ... See full summary »
At the urging of her curmudgeon old grandfather Jerome Cedric (C. Aubrey Smith), spoiled rich kid Annie Holt (Carole Lombard) is forced to marry into royalty in order to save her banker father, Bill Holt (Walter Connolly), from financial ruin. The man she really desires is Tony Gage (Lyle Talbot). It takes a well-written insurance policy and a sacrificial act on the part of a close relative to re-unite Annie and Tony.Written by
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Carole Lombard was loaned from Paramount to Columbia to star in No More
Orchids in which she plays a spoiled heiress, not unlike the one she played in her
later classic My Man Godfrey.
She lives pretty high on the hog, but the pig is about to be slain as this is the
Great Depression and the bank that her father Walter Connolly heads is about
to go belly up. Her grandfather C. Aubrey Smith does not like his son-in-law.
But he does like his granddaughter and he wants Lombard to marry some empty suit with a title. He fancies being in-laws to nobility. He's got the
empty suit picked out. but Lombard wants to marry lawyer Lyle Talbot.
In the end it's Connolly who makes the sacrifice so that Lombard can live her
life with whom she loves. Won't say how.
Good performances all around. The revelation here is C. Aubrey Smith who
usually plays stern but upstanding upper crust types is a real no good in
this one. Good but way off type for him.
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