She Learned About Sailors

Rather obvious plot has contralto Faye as a nightclub singer in a sleazy Shanghai spot when ladies' man Ayres arrives in town and sweeps her off her feet. The sailor is in port for only a short time, then returns to the US with his ship. Because he doesn't feel he can support Faye on his meager wages, Ayres writes to tell her that they can't see each other...read more

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Rather obvious plot has contralto Faye as a nightclub singer in a sleazy Shanghai spot when ladies' man Ayres arrives in town and sweeps her off her feet. The sailor is in port for only a short time, then returns to the US with his ship. Because he doesn't feel he can support Faye on his

meager wages, Ayres writes to tell her that they can't see each other again. But the letter never makes it to her; instead, jokesters Mitchell and Durant send her another letter saying how much Ayres loves her, which sets the girl on the first boat to LA. But Ayres refuses to have anything to do

with Faye when she arrives, leaving Mitchell and Durant to think up a crafty scheme to get the two together. This was Rudy Vallee-discovery Faye's third film. Unfortunately she was given such poor material that she was unable to display much of her talent, though it did mark the development of

some of her trademarks, such as the winking eye and quivering lip. Though Durant and Mitchell were to supply the comedy aspects, they were not very funny. Faye sings one song "Here's the Key to My Heart" (Richard Whiting, Sidney Clare). Others include "She Learned About Sailors" (Clare,

Whiting)and "If I Were Adam and You Were Eve" (James Hanley).

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