Welcome! It's time for Cooking with Flappers and Flickers! Today's recipe:
Aprons on? Okay, let's begin. Take one wiry, winsome tough guy, who knows all the angles (and loves all the curves)...
...then add one big-eyed beauty with a smart mouth (and a slap to match)...
Mix well with a snappy plot, witty dialogue and fast-paced direction. Set on HIGH for 79 minutes, and you will get:
Man, do those two have chemistry! I can see why they were paired up so often. They make the most of a crackling script about the sordid life of con men. It's sharp, it's funny, and although a sappy ending robs it of some of its steam, it's still a textbook example of what makes Blondell, Cagney, and early 30s movies so great. I had so much fun with this one! Highly recommended.
I give this one: