I enjoyed the film...
From this board, it seems most people panned this movie...I however, did enjoy it.
True, the story was a bit flimsy, but Joan was ravishing in it. Her costumes, wigs, etc. were all top-rate. And a plethora of gorgeous male co-stars certainly contributed, too.
From biographies I've read, Joan didn't really care for this picture and decided never again to take on a 'period' picture. But, I think she was fine as a period heroine with her 'posh' speak. I think the biggest flaw in the picture was the title.
Joan's character wasn't what I would consider a 'hussy' but, perhaps back in that time period, people may have thought so.
'There’s a name for you ladies, but it’s not used - Outside a kennel! (Crystal Allen in The Women)'