Frisco Jenny was orphaned by the 1906 earthquake and fire and has become the madame of a prosperous bawdy house. She puts her son up for adoption and he rises to prominence as district ... See full summary »
William A. Wellman
Helen Jerome Eddy
Alison is owner and successful manager of an automobile factory. She also has a good relation to her employees - especially the male ones, which she is known to invite to her bed for some time and then dump quickly. Only the inventor Jim Thorne refuses her offers - will she fire or marry him?Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
The sign on a restaurant window advertises sandwiches "with beer" in large letters. The amendment ratifying the repeal of prohibition had been ratified just weeks prior to the film's release. See more »
At the 5.5 minute mark, camera equipment is visible in the car reflection. See more »
I suppose you think you're too superior for marriage and love and children - things that women were born for. Say, who do you think you are? Are you so drunk with your own importance, you think you can make your own rules? Well, you're a fake! You've been playing this part so long you've begun to believe it. The great super woman. Cracking her whip and making these poor fools jump around. You and your new freedom. Why, if you weren't so pathetic, you'd be funny!
You better go.
Don't worry! I'm ...
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I first read about this film in "Complicated Women" and was eager to see this pre-Code gender-reversal film. What a delight! Chatterton was fantastic, the art deco sets amazing and the costume design mouth-watering. Not to mention an intelligent, funny, and realistic screenplay in which the woman isn't the only one to compromise in the end. After seeing this I am on to more Ruth Chatterton films. I highly recommend this! 10 stars!
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