Smarty (1934 Warner Brothers)

Warren William and Joan Blondell play the magically in-love married couple Tony and Vicky. Then one day Vicky goes a little too far mentioning impotence and baby carrots in the same sentence, and Tony slaps her in the face, in front of friends. This of course is just a little marital spat, but… divorce is all the rage, and Vicky decides she doesn’t have to take this! She quickly gets a divorce and marries her divorce lawyer, who is a friend in the same circle. An extremely predictable storyline and a rather annoying Vicky make this a movie you can skip if you want. While it holds all the joys of Forbidden Hollywood, the lack of wit and some human chutzpa by no means make up for the daring dresses or negligees. I adore Joan Blondell and Warren William- especially together as a couple- but just not in this film- this is one you can skip.


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