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Barbara Bel Geddes,
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Who would have ever suspected that Blackie was a bad sort?!
In a whirlwind courtship, John Murdock (Henry Fonda) marries Sally (Joan Bennett). However, when John's old friend Blackie (Warren William) arrives, Sally is noticeably unimpressed. She knows that Blackie is a thoroughly rotten sort...with a girl in every port and all sorts of less than legal schemes. But she's hesitant to tell John, as she and Blackie had once been a number...and she doesn't want to tell him about her sordid past. So, grudgingly, she agrees to go to Alaska with the pair and supposedly strike it rich. However, everyone watching the film KNOWS that some bad is going to come of all this!
There were two things I had a hard time believing in this one. First, that Henry Fonda could play a lumberjack!! Second, that his character could be as stupid and believe the worst about his wife despite little evidence she's done him wrong. He was actually a very weak character....and I could understand why Fonda wasn't particularly proud of this film. Now this isn't to say it's a bad movie...but he is definitely given little with which to work. And, having Blackie being a disreputable sort was a hilarious cliche! But it is modestly entertaining and a decent time-passer...but not much more.
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