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||IMDB Rating: 6.8/10 from UNRATED votes
||Release: 14 Jan 1933 /
||Director: William A. Wellman,
||Synopsis: Frisco Jenny was orphaned by the 1906 earthquake and fire and has become the madame of a prosperous bawdy house. She puts her son up for adoption and he rises to prominence as district ...
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This is an excellent early film by Wellman, filled with all sorts of
lovely detail and efficient film-making. The opening tracking shot
through the swinging doors of the whorehouse sets the key note for what
will be a pretty stylish little film. The opening scenes in the house
are musical and full of bustle, rich in their suggestion of off screen
The film is chock full of little musical touches that lend it rhythm
and style, like the scene in which Chatteron finds out about her
lover's death--Wellman finishes it with a sweet rendition, by nearby
musicians, of "My Gal Sal", a very effective and surprising bit of
counterpoint. And look at the interesting way he has of presenting all
the observers of Chatterton's trial, in a series of little pan shots
from one to the the other, each shot tied to the rhythm of Donald
Cook's speech. You get the sense that Wellman's creative energy was
really flowing here.
Chatterton is always good but particularly so here. Orry-Kelly's gowns
really suit her and cinematographer Sid Hickock films her and the gowns
well. There are a few frames here worthy of MGM. In her final scene,
Wellman strips her of all make-up, a pretty unusual approach for the
time, but typical of Wellman, who took pride in deglamorizing his
actresses when the film called for it. It was a pretty brave scene for
Chatterton. She and Wellman were both difficult to work with but liked
each other, oddly enough.
Lots of fun character bits. Donald Cook (resident Warner Brothers good
guy) is better than usual. James Murray, from King Vidor's "The Crowd"
has an early role as the father of Chatterton's child. I like Harry
Holman as the john whose pocket gets picked and Wellman regular Nick
Copeland as the drunk in the bar.
This is an underrated film. I made a point of seeing it because
Wellman, himself, who could be hard on himself, liked it a lot. He was
right--it's top notch.
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