Dir. Michael Curtiz (1932).
In this “mature melodrama”—meaning there’s lots of pre-Code activity—poor orphaned Ann Dvorak is a woman caught in a situation similiar to the misfortune of the mother who abandoned her. Leslie Fenton (Ann’s real-life husband at the time) is fine as a sleazy racketeer, but it’s fast-talking Lee Tracy who steals the show as a cynical journalist who falls for the lady.
Mon., April 19, 2:30, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m., 2010