22 October 2006 | Lopopolobooks
Kay Francis shines once again...she's a gorgeous heart breaker!
I happen to be a huge fan of Kay Francis...my mother and her sisters felt that Kay was the ideal woman when they were in their teens in the l930's. Kay made her best films from l930 to l939. In this film, she is the intelligent, successful, and gorgeous lover of a married man whose wife is a bejeweled stinker. Alan Dinehart, who I've seen in very few films, is the unhappy husband in love with the beautiful dress designer Kay plays. The wonderful Roland Young wants to marry Kay, but she adores her loving married beau. Young is always great and here plays the suitor who is also in business with her beau, yet doesn't give up proposing to Kay. Alan D. has a pretty daughter who adores her daddy and gives him lots of kisses on the mouth, and who is this darling, Gloria Stuart? None other than the actress from Titanic...who throws her jewels into the ocean at the end of the film...she was so pretty as a young actress. Here she denies her daddy her approval to leave her mother so he can marry Kay. And who does young Gloria fall in love with? Kay's beloved young brother who won't forgive Kay for having a married lover, none other than his own fiancée's father! In the end, it's a noble Roland Young who saves the day, and younger brother marries his love, Gloria Stuart,(their wedding scene is a heart breaker!), and Kay and Alan are united at the end. I adore Kay Francis films because of her famous sense of style..her dark hair contrasting with her very white skin, and her huge, light colored eyes are devastating. Women went to her films just to see her hairstyles and her wardrobe; she was also a very very good actress, very believable. She had an amazing figure and the oh-so-fashionable clothes hung on her tall figure so well. God bless her and TCM for these gems.