This Paramount Pre-Code was the third or fourth time this story had been filmed. Claudette Colbert is an actress trying to land a role in a playwright's unwritten show and to demonstrate she can play a fall-in-love-at-first-sight lead, she tries to make big-game-hunter Edmond Lowe fall in love with her, cutting a record of the event to demonstrate her talents. It works, but when other people find and play the record, Lowe blows up, kidnaps her and takes her to his country house.
They're pretty good for most of the show, but the third act falls apart, as hordes of people (including Will Geer in his first screen role) wander in and out, including the inevitable escapee from an insane asylum who believes he is Napoleon. Perhaps others could have pulled it off, but this cast and crew can't.
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