Ruby falls in love with small-time con man Eddie. During a botched blackmail scheme, Eddie accidentally kills the man they were setting up. Eddie takes off and Ruby is sent to a reformatory for two years.
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Written by Anita Loos, one of the most gifted Hollywood screenwriters. The movie is split into two parts: Before the marriage and after the marriage. Let's say that I prefer the first part with Jean Harlow wearing pencil dresses and drinking gin than the second part in the reform school with Church candles and sewing work. Recommended.