KnittingPretty replied to Dr. Vanessa Theme Ament's topic in MAD ABOUT MUSICALS: THE HISTORY OF THE HOLLYWOOD MUSICALSReflection on Q3. It seems that before the 1960s, women were mostly portrayed in the movies as sinners or saints. This scene does typify this stereotype that women should either be chaste (and therefore naive and innocent and a bit square) or a vixen (and therefore streetwise and naughty and not a nice person). The men however (as shown in Nelson Eddy's character) can be both a bit worldly (he's had several girlfriends before) but also an upright man to serve as a role model (Mountie). The double standard seems to be okay with the Code. Very interesting.