Adapted from The Paul Street Boys, an autobiographical novel by Ferenc Molnar, GLORY is an unusually sensitive evocation of the pain of youth and the senselessness of war. Frail Nemecsek, a... See full summary »
George P. Breakston,
A mug and a jane: Dorothy knows that every guy is going to make a pass at her; Eddie knows that every gal wastes her money on good times. He's saving to open a repair shop. When the two of them meet, they can't believe they get along. One evening he leaves her waiting in the rain; she finds his apartment and reads him the riot act. They end up spooning and napping until 4 AM. She's afraid of her brother, who's her guardian, so Eddie figures she should tell her brother that she's getting married the next morning. Dorothy tries out the story but knows Eddie won't show up. It's the first of a series of promises, fears, miscalculations, and hard knocks. Where will they end up?Written by
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I gotta go upstairs now. You see, my mother's dead, and my brother's boss of the house. He gets sore when I stay out late. You know, he's careful for me. But as Edna says, you can't watch a girl hard enough to keep her good if she don't want to be.
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Bad Girl is another of Frank Borzage's romantic dramas of the trials and tribulations of lovers usually caught in circumstances and forces beyond their
control. In this case it's the Great Depression and their own attitudes about
Their attitudes being that romance is just a lot of bunk. But attitude or not
James Dunn who was making his feature film debut and Sally Eilers are in love
in spite of themselves.
I'm not quite sure why the film is entitled Bad Girl since there really isn't nothing bad about Eilers at all. Possibly her original attitude though that is
quickly corrected. These are just two people trying to get by, but they always
seem to misjudge attitudes because of first impressions and say the wrong
things at time.
Take for instance the new apartment that Dunn uses all his savings in to impress Eilers. He says exactly the wrong thing about the two of them living
only for today. That's just at the time she was about to break the news that
wasn't to be two any more, but three.
Dunn really loves her. How many husbands to earn an extra couple of dollars
would go out and try to go 4 rounds with a professional prizefighter? Charles
Sullivan proves to be a good guy however.
So does Claude King as the obstetrics specialist who does Dunn a solid when
Dunn wants him for his wife's delivery. None but the best as Dunn beautifully
carries off a scene breaking down begging for King's services.
The film adapted from a Broadway play of the previous year won an Oscar for
adapted screenplay. It also won for Frank Borzage an Oscar for Best Director.
Today's audiences might get a kick out of the prices and the amounts needed for many things. Inflation has come a long way since. Still the themes are
universal and I think Bad Girl holds up well today.
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