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Bed of Roses


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  • Constance Bennett rolls horny drunks for cash with slinky insouciance, while Pert Kelton does a brazen Mae West routine as her best gal Minnie. Gregory La Cava's dialogue sparkles like the last drop of gin in a tumbler.

  • La Cava, working with a story by Wanda Tuchock, keeps the action darting briskly through a wide range of social settings, from palatial penthouses to dusty attics—but the light-toned swings in fortune pivot on the dark secret of Lorry’s past. Like a novelist, La Cava deftly unfolds, as if in a single breath, a sardonic panorama of American hustle.

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