Lady with a Past (1932)

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A wealthy, proper society girl finds that she's much more popular with men when she pretends to be a "bad" girl.

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  • Constance Bennett and Albert Conti in Lady with a Past (1932)
  • Constance Bennett in Lady with a Past (1932)
  • Constance Bennett and Ben Lyon in Lady with a Past (1932)
  • Constance Bennett and Ben Lyon in Lady with a Past (1932)
  • Astrid Allwyn and David Manners in Lady with a Past (1932)
  • Constance Bennett and David Manners in Lady with a Past (1932)

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1 July 2017 | mukava991
worth a look for Bennett
"Lady with a Past" is Constance Bennett as an unlikely bookish wallflower who sails from New York City to Paris where she engineers a fake sex scandal hoping it will make her the talk of the town by the time she returns and thereby attract the attention of young men who find her literary chatter a big bore. She also talks to herself and pretends to be singing out loud when caught in the act.

Her co-conspirator in Paris is the golden voiced Ben Lyons whom she picks up at a sidewalk café after he tricks her into paying his food and drink tab. But her heart really belongs to David Manners, a handsome member of her social set who is looking for someone more exciting.

If this all seems terribly unexciting, it is. Then why watch? Miss Bennett, of course. They don't make 'em like that any more. In the pre-production publicity it was said that Miss Bennett was being fitted for 17 gowns to wear in the film. I didn't count, but she probably did.

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