Abandoned by her mother at a young age, Molly Louvain is seen as no good, but she dreams of living respectably with her sweetheart Jimmy, who has promised to marry her. When Molly arrives at Jimmy's house to finally meet his mother she is informed that both Jimmy and his mother have been called out-of-town suddenly and that the dinner has been canceled. Heartbroken and carrying Jimmy's unborn child, Molly takes to the road with Nicky Grant, a small-time crook from her past. A couple years pass and she leaves her daughter in the care of another woman. One night Jimmy and his college pals visit the dance hall where Molly works as a hostess. Jimmy and Molly are happy to see one another and catch up on old times. Drunk and jealous, Nicky orders Molly and Jimmy into a car he has stolen. When the police spot the car, Nicky fires some shots and runs into an alley, hitting an officer before being wounded himself. Molly drives off in the car with Jimmy. With a cop dead, the entire city is on ...
Did You Know?
During her intense interview with police, Molly Louvain sarcastically suggests she is responsible for multiple crimes, including the death of "William Desmond Taylor." Taylor, a Hollywood director, was indeed murdered in 1921. The scandal rocked Hollywood. His unsolved death prompted Hollywood's self-imposed Production Code. She also says she killed "Rothstein". This would be Arnold Rothstein
, once head of organized crime in New York City. She says she kidnapped Dorothy Arnold - a wealthy socialite who disappeared in New York City on December 12, 1910 and whose case has never been solved. Finally she said she stole Charley Ross. This refers to the kidnapping of Charles Ross, a four year-old child on July 1, 1874 in Philadelphia. This was the first high-profile abduction for ransom case in the U.S. and was never solved. All of these cases would have been familiar to audiences of the day. See more
Molly enters the ladies' room with two bottles of peroxide and comes out a platinum blonde, with her hair rigidly set in rows of waves. Not unless a hair-waver and a dryer also happened to be in that ladies' room. See more
Do you think that double-crossing dame could have given me a phony number?
I thought you said you knew your types?
Sure I did, you're the same class - just one of the tinsel girls.
What do you mean "tinsel"?
Look swell on a Christmas tree but you can't stand up in the rain.
Music by Chauncey Olcott
and Ernest Ball
Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
Played on a radio and sung by an unidentified tenor See more