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Directed by George Abbott • 1931 • United States
Starring Tallulah Bankhead, Harvey Stephens, Irving Pichel
Larger-than-life stage legend Tallulah Bankhead makes one of her precious few film appearances in this sordid tale of money, addiction, and adultery, an outrageous pre-Code remake of Cecil B. DeMille 1915 silent film of the same name. With no concern for her husband’s finances, an unrestrained woman (Bankhead) racks up a number of large gambling debts, leading her into an illicit affair with a wealthy lecher (Irving Pichel).