This was a nice way to kick off the weekend. Virtue aired on TCM earlier this month on Carole Lombard’s day during Summer Under The Stars. The film pairs her with Pat O’Brien and she plays a reformed prostitute. She falls in love with O’Brien, a taxi driver who knows all about “them dames.” Or at least he thinks he does.
I love these incredibly short pre-code movies. In just 68 minutes, director Edward Buzzell and writer Robert Riskin (Frank Capra’s usual collaborator during his Columbia years) give us a full, snappy story. Lombard is just gorgeous and gives a stunning performance.
Virtue was released in 1932. It is on the TCM schedule for Sept. 5 at 9:45 am. Set your DVRs!