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Noble in the best British stiff upper lip tradition
Hollywood's British colony with the exception of star Constance Bennett filled
out the roles in this drama about the British upper classes. I know that American
audiences during the Depression did like to see how the upper crust lived. But
these noble sacrificing people were a bit much.
Herbert Marshall who appeared regularly in these kind of dramas is going out
with Bennett. But dear old dad disapproves because of the unsavory reputation
she and brother Hugh Williams have. Henry Stephenson was always playing
these upper crust British types as the British like to see themselves is the father.
As a dutiful son and member of Parliament he obeys. Marshall even makes
a more suitable match in Elizabeth Allan. As for Bennett she nobly sacrifices
herself and Williams does likewise.
A little honesty all around and none of these plot situations would have
developed. Outcast Lady should stay outcast.
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