She Had to Choose (1934)

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A young actress hits Hollywood determined to be a movie star and runs into a lot of roadblocks along the way.


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15 January 2018 | soren-71259
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| Isabel Jewell Forever!
Among the ultra low budget movies that one can turn up on the Internet, here is a wonderful little gem of a film which highlights the all too rarely seen romantic comedy talents of the delightful Isabel Jewell, one of my favorite scene stealing actresses. A tiny slip of a thing, she gives one of her most winning performances here and has a nice chemistry, in my opinion, with Buster Crabbe who was rather a natural if not spectacularly dramatic actor. In addition, one has a chance to see what an early drive-in hamburger joint was like long before MacDonald's existed, complete with carhops. Among the other attractions Sally Blane, beautiful sister of Loretta, has a turn as the "other" girl, a spoiled rich kid. She seems a bit miscast as Sally was normally leading lady material and was so lovely that it was hard to hate her. Fuzzy Knight is there for the comedy but it's a little too repetitive and not really very funny. For me the relationship of Isabel and Buster is the whole show here and a handsome and fun couple they make. I so wish that Isabel would have been given more opportunities to portray a wide range of romantic leads. She had a lot of power and emotion to deliver and joins some of my favorite unsung actresses who totally delivered the goods every chance they got. I refer to the likes of Joan Marsh, Irene Hervey, Marian Nixon, Gloria Jean and Susan Miller. In any case this film is well worth a look if you like old fashioned romantic comedies.

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Release Date:

1 October 1934

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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