Constance Bennett, dowdy?


Does anyone else have issues with trying to buy Constance Bennett as a dowdy who is so unattractive that no one is dating or has asked to marry her before Gaylord's offer? Could they not have put her in ill-fitting clothes or at least spectacles so that her Cinderella transformation is more obvious and believable?

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Sylvia was unmarried and in no known relationship thus was "dowdy" a common term in that era - quite the opposite nowadays.


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I agree with your assessment Stella. She didn't look much different before her transformation than after. I don't think "dowdy" ever meant unmarried as the other poster said. You could be married and still be dowdy. I believe the popular term was "old maid ".

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