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Jun 25, 2021

Two more Tuttles for our penultimate Clara Bow episode, a couple of odd genre experiments: "musical romance" Love Among the Millionaires (1930) combines a star-crossed-lovers melodrama with comedy bits featuring vaudeville and future Broadway child star Mitzi Green and a lot of random songs; while No Limit (1931) offers gambling dens, stickup men, pratfalls, redemptive romance, New York location shots, an automat scene, Thelma Todd, and everything else you could want in a movie, according to Dave. We also engage in some bittersweet speculation about what Clara's career would have been like if David O. Selznick had got his way and cast her as the female lead in What Price Hollywood? (the first A Star is Born), and she'd been taken under Pando S. Berman's wing at RKO along with Katharine Hepburn (who was only two years younger). 


Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:                              LOVE AMONG THE MILLIONAIRES (1930) [dir. Frank Tuttle]

0h 33m 21s:                              NO LIMIT (1931) [dir. Frank Tuttle]



* Marvel at our meticulously ridiculous Complete Viewing Schedule for the 2020s

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