16 August 2020 | frankharrigan
Linda was 15 when she made this movie
Since Linda was born on October 16, 1923 and the film was released on November 24, 1939, that means she was 15 years old all the time she was making it (post production work takes TIME)! All in all, I found this film to be very enjoyable, with LD doing a great job for her age, certainly comparable to what Joan Leslie was doing at 15 years of age (Sergeant York, High Sierra, Yankee Doodle Dandy). Warren William did a great job as her lecherous boss - in fact I can't think of any other actor of the time who could have pulled it off - slick, slimy, urbane - with just the right amount of good spirits - a gifted farceur. Fun, worth the time spent, especially if you're into glossy '30s films and in lockdown, Covid or otherwise.