What do you notice about the interaction between the characters in these two scenes? Please give specific examples. The connection was quite visible and smitten. It was refreshing to see that kind of flirtation in the film. While in the boat, he had no trouble crooning her and showing his affection. She tried her darndest to fight off what she was feeling but the smirk on her face told us differently. The second scene made me feel a bit more sad for her. However, she didn't see the smile on his face after she left. I'm sure he was happy to rescue her from her embarrassment.
If you have seen either or both of these actors in other films or television shows, please share your perceptions about them. I do not recall any films that I have scene with these actors.
What do these clips tell you about the male/female relationships as they are depicted in the films during this era? What norms might you expect are supported under the Hollywood Film Code? I believe that the love that was being shown was done so without much skin shown or physical affection. Even the singing competition with the lady in the tighter dress got some attention but it wasn't the attention of a man for a relationship.