27 April 2017 | bkoganbing
Cavanaugh packs, Ricardo unwraps
Transgression is about a woman played by Kay Francis who nearly pays dear for one and has a lot of anxious moments. But who wouldn't when she gets seduced by Ricardo Cortez. Is it really worth it.
This is a film unlikely in this day and age to get a modern remake. In those early talkie days, all kinds of material was bought by the studios to give dialog to the players who could now talk on screen.
I'm not sure what Paul Cavanaugh was thinking when he goes to some rugged back country of India instead of leaving his wife on their respectable English estate he packs her off to gay Paree. I mean what did he think was going to happen with that frisky woman he married?
Ricardo Cortez is what happens, a charmer, a seducer, and one thoroughgoing rat. After that it's one of those old fashioned melodramas with the proper ending as per those times.
Cortez and Francis do their best. But Transgression is just out of step with these times.