IanPatrickMovieReviews--Have not seen "The Gorgeous Hussy", so can only make limited comments:
Be definite about why you give a film a certain rating--you mentioned in this review it was "too complex". For me, that's a recommendation--I Love Alfred Hitchcock's films & some of them are Very complex! If the acting isn't good, say so--& be certain that idea gets to the viewer.
One silly thing--did you notice that on the poster, Joan Crawford's & Robert Taylor's hair is permed?!
You noted that Joan Crawford had too modern a persona to play "period" roles--good observation!