A formula picture based on a Mildred Cram story, SINNERS IN THE SUN has little to recommend it beyond the slick gloss that the studio chose to lather upon this sow's ear. Lombard is a dress model in a small shop and madly in love with Morris, a hardworking and honest mechanic. He wants to
marry her but she thinks it would be better to wait until he can gather enough cash to be able to go into his own business, as she has no desire to continue working after they are wed. Morris feels that she's being downright selfish and mercenary so he angrily departs and takes a chauffeur's job
for socialite Ames. She's a rich, attractive young woman who sees that Morris, for all his rough-hewn ways, is a kindly man. It's not long before Ames falls in love with Morris and he, with no one else to love, agrees to marry her. Once Morris is plunged into the whirlwind of Long Island society,
he is uncomfortable, not having been to the manner born, and he can't psychologically handle being a consort, so he departs and takes employment as a car salesman. At the same time, Lombard is at a fashion show where she meets wealthy Byron, a married man who is about to leave his wife, La Roy.
Lombard becomes Byron's mistress, is installed in a plush apartment, and showered with baubles. La Roy takes up with Grant and the two couples embark on a round of pleasure-seeking as they travel, drink, and dance. But La Roy is only marking time and she eventually commits suicide by drinking
poison. Morris and Lombard get together later, after he has left Ames and she has quit Byron to take a menial job in the dress business. Both are still in love with each other but too proud to admit it at first. After they iron matters out, the two realize that they have far more to offer each
other than do the idle rich. They may spend the rest of their lives together in poverty, but they'll always be happy. The comedy is non-existent and even Grant, appearing in only his second film, seems bored by the whole thing.
Cast & Details See all »
- Rating: NR
- Review: A formula picture based on a Mildred Cram story, SINNERS IN THE SUN has little to recommend it beyond the slick gloss that the studio chose to lather upon this sow's ear. Lombard is a dress model in a small shop and madly in love with Morris, a hardworking… (more)