Napoleon needs money to fight his wars in Europe so he wants 20 million dollars for the Louisiana Territory in the United States. To help the negotiations, he sends his brother, Jerome, to ... See full summary »
A chorus girl gets bad advice from her fellow chorines in handling a rich suitor who assumes she is a gold-digger. But she assumes he is after "one thing" and is holding out for marriage. After meeting his mother, she learns that her beau is engaged to a society girl. He loses his money and they drift apart. But after making a new fortune, he comes to the theater.Written by
In the beach scene, which begins Reel #3 @ 0:18:40, the opening shot begins with the clapper boy crossing the set with clapper in hand, obviously a modern day printing error in the version presently in circulation which 1930 audiences would not have witnessed. See more »
I've never seen a Marion Davies movie before.
I had heard of her of course. Shacking up with that creep Hearst is skin crawling. She went for the money I guess.
But that aside, she was an excellent comedian actress.
I was completely surprised when watching this film that Davies totally takes over your attention. Everyone in this film is a good actor but she lights up the screen in every scene she's in.
Her timing is flawless and her performance seems effortless.
I had read that at social gatherings she was the life of the party and that Hearst couldn't take his eyes off of her.
This movie kind of illustrates that.
I like to pick out the flaws of actors and movies because Hollywood is so self absorbed.
But Davies was something else in this film.
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