I have a serious soft spot for Rosalind Russell, however her films often fall into the pattern of; successful independent woman, meets man, man persuades her she has no need to be independent, they get married. So I always love the first part of her films but the feminist in me hates her refusal to be on her own, but that's Hollywood, I would like to say it is has changed but I doubt that.
Russell was very much aware of the pattern her roles fell into;
'In all those types of films I wore a tan suit, a grey suit, a beige suit and then a negligee for the seventh reel near the end when I would admit to my best friend on the telephone that what I really wanted was to become a little housewife.'
However, I do like this film despite it's plot, as Russell is just so charming and her clothing in this film is so glamourous. She plays Dr Susan A. Lane a psychologist, so she is a woman of authority, with some delightful suits in her wardrobe. Do old fashioned beliefs annoy you when you watch films? or do you just take it as part of it's charm?
|Why does my hair never look this good?|
|Gorgeous hat and gloves|
|Darling leopard print coat for train travel|
|Dealing with a patient in her nightgown|
|Fabulous house coat/gown and gorgeous boudoir!|
|Beautiful up do for dining|
|The most beautiful house coat I have seen|
|Adorable hat and necklace|
|In her nightgown about to give in to love |
(how beautiful is the sparkly number)