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A still from Ladies' Man (1931)

Ladies' Man

1931 | United States | 70 min
  • Watched on Wednesday Nov 25, 2020 via OK.ru
    C: 3 stars (out of 5)

    William Powell plays a gigolo romancing a married older woman and flirting with her daughter played by Carole Lombard. A chance encounter with a socialite played by Kay Francis forces him to reconsider his lifestyle, but perhaps too late.

    Powell’s sheer charisma overcomes the flimsy plot and his suspect casting. I couldn’t buy him as a gigolo, but I could buy him as a con man. Perhaps that’s why the dark ending surprised me.

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