My favorite gag in Gold Dust Gertie, also directed by the industrious Lloyd Bacon, is a moment of bedroom farce. At one point the president invites Lightner, Olsen, and Johnson onto his ship. He has already declared his love for Lightner, unaware that she has already married and divorced every guest on his yacht… It is a perfectly tuned and timed bit of humiliation, and one of her multiple triumphs of male manipulation.
R. Emmet Sweeney
February 02, 2016