After Michael Carter's fiancée commits suicide, Michael vows to seek revenge on his wealthy family, who sabotaged their marriage. He drives across the country angrily, and lands up at a ...
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After Michael Carter's fiancée commits suicide, Michael vows to seek revenge on his wealthy family, who sabotaged their marriage. He drives across the country angrily, and lands up at a saloon, where he is shot by an Indian, Pete. Pete's girlfriend, Tonita nurses Michael's wound and falls in love with him. Michael realizes this, proposes marriage to Tonita - a perfect revenge for his prejudice family. They marry and he takes her to New York, in full Indian dress hoping to embarrass the family. The press and society mock the Carters - to Michael's delight. Tonita's confused as to why Michael doesn't want to consummate their marriage. At a coming out party for Tonita, set up by Diana (Michael's sister), Tonita's a big hit. Michael becomes angry for his family has "won". Tonita realizes the true reason for their marriage, and finds comfort with Bob, Diana's lover. Diana catches Tonita and Bob together and kills Bob, but, Tonita takes the blame and is arrested, for this is the perfect ... Written by
An item in the "Schenectady Gazette" (NY), dated September 5, 1934, announced this as a forthcoming production for director Mitchell Leisen. The small article, titled "Leisen Directs Sylvia", gave "Red Woman" as the film's title. See more »
2 stars out of 4, to be sure, but an enjoyable film nevertheless!
In the 1980's the word 'incredible' became standard fare for people to describe something where they probably didn't mean such a thing. The word means that something stretches credulity to the breaking point or posits that something just cannot be. Well, last night I watched a movie that stretched things nearly to the breaking point. We've all watched adventure movies, from early serials to Indiana Jones, where credulity is stretched to the limit, but we understand that that is part of the fun of the film. But - NOT romance! Romance stretched to the limit has its own limits! I watched "Behold! My Wife" (1934) with Sylvia Sidney, Gene Raymond, H. B. Warner, Laura Hope Crews, Juliette Compton, Monroe Owsley, Ann Sheridan, young Dean Jagger, Eric Blore, and several other well known character actors. The story begins by having Gene Raymond drunk as a skunk - evidently, an habitual thing with him - and having proposed to Ann Sheridan, a common secretary. Raymond's family is the snootiest of the snooty and a common secretary is not to be allowed! After several shenanigans, Ann Sheridan jumps out of a high building, committing suicide. By the way, this is a very early role for her, and its the first where she goes by the name Ann Sheridan instead of Clara Lou Sheridan. She's very good in her part. She also surprised me with the baby fat in her cheeks which disappeared within a year or two. Anyway, Gene Raymond is very upset and takes off on a binge across several states. He eventually meets Sylvia Sidney who is the daughter of an Indian chief. Sidney, for the record, never looked as beautiful as she does in this film. I've seen her in films for years and always found her inviting, but she is downright beautiful in this film. Okay, to continue: Raymond marries Sidney after her father has disowned her (it's too complicated to explain!), but uses the marriage as a revenge tactic against his parents. His parents are not amused by the incident! We have Native American versus 30's white man and it is used in the most obnoxious way! All in all, all of the points are incredible in the real sense of the word. This would never have occurred. And yet... And yet... I really enjoyed this film anyway! It was nicely acted; but...it was acted as if it were comedy much of the time. This was not a comedy. Mitchell Leisen directed the film, and I think he had a difficult time making up his mind what the film was to be. Social study. Romance. Drama. Part comedy, part drama. Who knows. It's only a two star out of four film, to be sure, but I still enjoyed it. So will many who have the opportunity to see it.
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