The blueblooded Van Kletterings are broke; debutante Wendy, slated to remedy this by marrying rich bore Henry Morgan, instead leaves him at the altar and goes to work as a model for ...
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The blueblooded Van Kletterings are broke; debutante Wendy, slated to remedy this by marrying rich bore Henry Morgan, instead leaves him at the altar and goes to work as a model for high-fashion clothing designer George Curson, whom she soon falls for. But he's happily married (at least on his side) and going into debt financing a show to please wife Mary's desire for stardom. Vindictive Morgan, jealous of George, hopes to hasten his ruin. Can the House of Curson be saved?Written by
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Walter Wanger wanted to make a Vogues movie since 1934 (he signed Frances Langford for it in December 1934), but waited till the Technicolor process reached a higher state of development. Langford was listed as member of the cast till 1937 and it is unknown if there were any scenes with her shot, but she does not appear in the final version. See more »
"Vogues of 1938" was obviously an expensive and prestigious film and it must have cost the studio a fortune. After all, very, very films were filmed in color back in 1937. Plus, the movie is filled with pretty models, designer gowns and opulence. And, incidentally, it's STILL a terrible film. Why? Because the story is very thin and one fashion show after another gets incredibly boring. So, no matter how good the acting is of Warner Baxter and Joan Bennett, they aren't given much with which to work. And the story just never in the least gets interesting...never.
So is there anything good about the film? Not a lot. I did enjoy the production number early in the film with the black band--in particular the pianist who was playing a nifty jazz piece. Other than that, a complete waste of time and a film that is all style and absolutely no substance.
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