Reckless in her loves

Here’s a movie ad from the August 26 1929 edition of the Toronto Daily Star:

100% talking, singing, loving!

The Squall (1929) was the first talking picture for director Alexander Korda, who worked in Hollywood from 1926 to 1930 and then moved to Britain. He became a well-known figure in the British film industry, eventually earning a knighthood.

Myrna Loy (1905-1993) was frequently typecast as an exotic vamp, so playing Nubi, the “Gypsy Gale of Passion”, was just another day’s work for her. Her career took off when she played Nora Charles in The Thin Man (1934).

Flora Le Breton (1899-1951) was sometimes referred to as the British Mary Pickford. She appeared in movies throughout the 1920s and was on the stage through the mid-1930s. Her last film credit was in 1930, and her last Broadway stage credit was in 1934. I have no idea why her career ended comparatively early or why she passed away at a relatively young age.

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