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Whirlpool(1934)

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  • How did I miss this gem?

    • denscul
    • 6/6/14

    bought TCM Jean Artur collection thinking it was for her comedic roles. As a film buff, and collector, I still had never seen this film as part of Arthurs earlier dramatic roles. Despite some misgivings from fellow colleagues about her looks and voice, (who in my opinion had problems of their own in that department), I admired her more for since seeing a novice who would grow in her trade. The plot is quite complex, showing the good side and bad side of the hero, Jack Holt , who someone seem so much more convincing as a mature man, who spanned a 20 year life time thanks to Hollywood make up. Its a tragic love story, when Holt, the father of Arthur, does not want to ruin her life, and his former wife. My only concern about the plot, is I hate hard to believe coincidences, that Holt manages to convince his first wife that he has died in prison, and leads a tarnished, but sympathetic life as a the owner of a gambling house. His wife meanwhile has married a Judge. Found that a little hard to believe. Arthur and her mother's life will be ruined when its discovered that her mother unwittingly will be a bigamist. Legaly speaking, she would not because of the time lapse, and notification first husband had died. She did not know that document was forged, out of Holt s love for his wife, who wanted to get own with her own life since he was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 20 years. Not many films show a suicide as noble a answer to a complex problem. Shakespeare could not have done it better.

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    • J R
    • 9/21/11

    GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jean Arthur - Enjoyable As Always!

    • Jordan
    • 8/31/09

    This movie starts out on the rougher side of life and moves toward the more glamorous, happy side. Jean Arthur is as pretty as ever, however, I question just how close, and lovey-dovey Sandra quickly became with her new found father. Duke (aka Buck) responds just as much. Considering it is his 23 year old long lost daughter laying all over him and lip kissing - they just seemed to be a bit TOO friendly!? After all - Grandma Ester Walton of "The Waltons" always seemed to kiss her family members on the lips. Ignoring that fact - it was an enjoyable movie with unexpected twists and sadness.

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