|EVER SINCE EVE (director: Lloyd Bacon; screenwriters: Lillie Hayward/Lawrence Riley/Earl Baldwin/story by Margaret Lee; cinematographer: George Barnes; editor: William Holmes; music: Leo F. Forbstein; cast: Marion Davies (Marge Winton), Patsy Kelly (Sadie Day), Marcia Ralston (Camille Lansing), Robert Montgomery (Freddy Matthews), Frederic Clarke (Alonzo), Al McCoy (Barton MacLane), Allen Jenkins (Jake), Frank McHugh (Mabel DeCraven), Louise Fazenda (Abby Belldon), Harry Hayden (President of the Purity League ); Runtime: 80; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Earl Baldwin; Warner Bros.; 1937)|
|"A crude romantic comedy that has
its fill of repugnant jokes about homely women."
by Dennis Schwartz
For comedy relief character actors Patsy Kelly, Allen Jenkins and Frank McHugh take turns acting silly. Patsy plays the ugly roommate of Marion, who is engaged to the ignorant working-class plumber Jenkins. McHugh writes serials for a women's magazine and is forced by the boss to use a lady pseudonym. The case of mistaken identities is used to expand the plot line.
It's based on a story by Margaret Lee. The writers Lillie Hayward, Lawrence Riley and Earl Baldwin come up short with a demeaning script.
Songs include "Wreaths of Flowers", "Ever Since Eve", and "Shine on Harvest Moon".
REVIEWED ON 8/22/2016 GRADE: C
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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