Kay Francis is just wonderful as the tempted wife. As always, she is beautifully clothed; she manages to portray the ambivalence of a young woman who longs for her husband, but is bewildered by the new rules of the jaded society into which her husband has thrown her. Also fun to watch is Ricardo Cortez. His Don Arturo is a total cad. And if you think he is bad at the beginning, wait til you see the end, and realize just how horrid he truly is! We also very much enjoyed the performance of Nance O'Neil as Paul's sister, Honoria. What a totally reprehensible character she is! Nance plays her with relish, and she is a delight to despise. Here she is spying on our Kay:
The end will show you why this fits so perfectly into the Pre-Code mystique. And you will really enjoy it! We will be looking at a few other Kay Francis movies from the Pre-Code era in the next few weeks, so we hope you will join us again.