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Actors: Natalie Moorhead, Gilbert Roland, Madge Bellamy, Molly O'Day, Theodore von Eltz,

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Suzanne Ricord (Madge Bellamy) is a blue collar sales girl in a fancy Parisian perfume shop where she works with her best friend Paulette (Molly O‘Day). At the moment, both ladies have a frowning attitude towards the opposite gender. All of that changes for Suzanne when a wealthy count enters the shop and purchase several large bottles of Suzanne's “favorite perfumes“.   Count Albert Balraine (Theodore von Eltz) waits patiently outside until closing time in an effort to speak to the pretty shop girl again. Thus begins his at first futile attempts to woo Suzanne into a relationship. She is standoffish at first but eventually the glamour goes to her head and she gives in to an engagement accompanied by and equally glamorous engagement ring. This is where the trouble begins.
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Feeling quite content in her new wealthy lifestyle, the unsuspecting Suzanne never sees the next trick of the womanizing count coming. One day he appears at her door with a big surprise and the shop girl gone elite is overly thrilled. That is until the dastardly count tells her of another woman he wants to marry and asks for her engagement ring back. She is totally insulted and more than willing to give back his ring. The count promptly takes it to his newest victim, Lady Diane (Natalie Moorhead), and ask her to marry him. She being of a different breed, sees financial opportunity and eagerly accepts allowing him to place the recycled bauble onto her pretty finger.

Meanwhile, the jilted Miss Ricord has grown accustomed to the lifestyle of the rich and famous. Not wanting to go back to her old job, she decided to exploit her singing talents in a Paris cabaret. Actually, her and her cohort Paulette decide to exploit a little more than that. They become involved with the handsome gigolo Antoine “Tony” Ferand and decide to be gigolettes. While spending time flirt and flustering the rich old geezers who frequent the cabaret, Suzanne bumps into the new Lady Balraine and notices that she is now in possession of the ring that was rightfully hers. Infuriated, she enlists the help of the handsome Tony in a plot of revenge to get the ring back.

The jealous plot goes very well as the Lady Diane tends to play while the count is away. She gladly and willingly gives Tony the ring as a token of her appreciation and Tony passes it back to Suzanne. Tony, playing Lady Diane for all she's worth, spends much time with her until the count arrives back in town. Well, maybe Lady Di is not so smart because she takes her happy husband to the same cabaret. He notices Tony making eyes and becomes not so happy ending his marriage on the spot.

Tony, who has becomes disgusted with himself and his business, then decides to leave Paris. He begs Suzanne to go with him to start a new life in Monte Carlo. She instead refuses, still bent on her plan of revenge. Suzanne gets her opportunity by flashing the ring in the count's astonished face. He begs her for forgiveness and she gleefully turns him away feeling quite satisfied with herself. Satisfied for the moment anyway. She soon realizes that she is really in love with Tony and wants to be with him. Her and Paulette head for Monte Carlo to find him. Instead she finds her former female foe awaiting her man. After a few tense moments, a gentleman appears but it is not Tony. Tony isn't there because he is being detained in Paris for a stolen watch. A watch that Suzanne had received as a “gift” from one of her admirers. Suzanne discovers Tony's plight and returns to Paris to ensure his freedom.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   spurned lover goes for revenge

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   prostitute/concubine Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   Paris Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None

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