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This Movie Is All Over the Place


Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor make a grand couple in this movie, but the two stories lines with the New York high society and jungle laboratory to not even work. I wish they would have stayed in New York in their finest wardrobe.

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I agree with you 100 percent. The opening reels are sensational, fantastic telling of two strangers falling in love that was helped immeasaurably by the strong chemistry between Stanwyck and Taylor. What a movie this could have been if they had stayed in New York but they had to go and move the story to the jungles and it kind of becomes a Monogram Pictures programmer at that point.

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I'll say one thing for it: Taylor looks genuinely hot for Stanwyck. So much for that "lavender marriage" BS.

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Agreed. The only reason to watch this movie is to see Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor together for the first time. The chemistry between them is undeniable, even to those who say both were gay (which is a bunch of hooey).

Sweet merciful crap!

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AND, as far as all of the 30's movies go, who cares!

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EllisFowler says > I'll say one thing for it: Taylor looks genuinely hot for Stanwyck. So much for that "lavender marriage" BS.
That's a new one on me. Until now I'd never heard the term 'lavender marriage' before; especially not in regards to Taylor and Stanwyck. The concept itself is not new but I agree, in regards to them, it's BS; I hope.

He seems genuinely interested in her (meaning beyond just the role) but, of the two, she seems a whole lot more taken with him. Then again, they're both actors so who knows; maybe they're just really good at what they do.

On the other hand, who are the best liars around? Clearly, they're the people accustomed to lying every day and in every aspect of their lives. No, I'm not talking about actors; they act when they’re playing a role. I'm referring to anyone who practices deviant behaviors. Their entire life is a series of lies; they know society would not approve.


Woman, man! That's the way it should be Tarzan. [Tarzan and his mate]

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