But it was another film with a wonderful, strong, smart, sexy heroine. She was played by Barbara Stanwyck, who I really loved in it (and how fabulous is this photo?!). I’ve never seen any of her old movies – I know her as Constance Colby in The Colbys (who was also fabulous, btw!) – but I really liked her in this.
But, like Ninotchka and Bringing Up Baby, the male lead is really wet. On the Popcorn Dialogues summary, Jennifer Crusie calls him “the human potato”. Just blah.
And also like Ninotchka, they fall in love after about five minutes and totally unbelievably. If they showed they were in love that would be fine, but to be told they’re in love, apropos of nothing, is just annoying.
I did, however, really love the card game where her father’s trying to cheat and she’s trying to stop him.
Next week: Born Yesterday, which I’m really looking forward to. Although I’m yearning ahead to Barefoot in the Park, which I’ve wanted to see for YEARS.
Seen any good films lately?