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  1. If you have seen either or both of these actors in other films or television shows, please share your perceptions about them. There is little I won't sit through, even as a curiosity simply to say I've seen it, where classic film is concerned. That said, Jeannette MacDonald's voice has always cut through my head like a knife, and I've never sat through a number much less one of her films (except "San Francisco"). The most interesting thing about her to me is her real-life longtime beard marriage to Gene Raymond & its orchestration by Louis B Mayer in a convoluted bid to preserve the the Eddy/MacDonald screen partnership.
  2. Since this is a musical that was made after the motion picture code was enforced, how might you imagine it might have been filmed or scripted differently if it had been pre-code? Give specific examples. The dialogue in both exchanges, between Powell & the cop and Rainer & her maid, would have been rife with sexual innuendo pre-code. Rainer's musical number would have included in its staging some manner of the female form in silhouette upstage of her, possibly playing in recognizable ways such as jumping rope, hopskotch, etc. Finally, in the scene with the maid, Rainer would have entered, had her hat removed, and promptly stripped down to her teddy to play the rest of the scene.
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