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Torch Singer Movie Review Summary

Actors: Claudette Colbert, Ricardo Cortez

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Sally Trent is an unwed mother who cannot afford to care for her young daughter. She puts the child up for adoption, and eventually finds fame as a "torch singer," or a nightclub singer who laments about love and loss. Climbing the ladder to success, she becomes cynical and bitter, drinking heavily and taking numerous lovers.
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She eventually becomes a host/singer of, ironically, a children's radio program as "Aunt Jenny," and eventually tries to find her daughter through her broadcasts. Abandoning her wild lifestyle, she devotes her time to finding her now school-age child.
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Script Analysis of Torch Singer

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   boatload of casual sex without love Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   search for family/history Druggie/drunk problems?    -   alcohol

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   singer/musician Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing

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