A young woman is on trial for murder. In flashback, we learn of her struggles to overcome poverty as a teenager — a mistaken arrest and prison term for shoplifting and lack of employment lead to involvement with gangsters.
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This is one of Loretta Young's best "precode" films, right there with Heroes for Sale, Man's Castle, Zoo in Budapest, and Employees' Entrance, and one in which MGM removes the gloss and gets down-and-dirty in the true Warner Bros. fashion.
A loan out to MGM for Wellman, though it bares most of the hallmarks of his prolific Warner Brothers films of this period, including ever sophisticated use of camera movement and stylish editing. Loretta Young, like Ruth Chatterton before her in "Frisco Jenny", bares the weight of morality while straddling life between poverty and vice. And in classic MGM lighting and wardrobe she's a stunning beauty.
Encore une sympathique réalisation de l'étonnant William Wellman qui fort adroitement et avec un talent certain nous concocte une délicieuse comédie dramatique due à l'indéniable talent d'écriture d'Anita Loos et à quelques succulentes et convaincantes interprétations aussi bien féminines que masculines...