Valiant Is The Word For Carrie

Another overwrought melodrama about a fallen woman who must sacrifice all for her young wards. George makes her film debut in this tearjerker as a Louisiana harlot who, though wealthy from all the money she has made as a lady of the night, is pressured to give up the kids (played by Moran and Wyatt as children and by Howard and Judge as teenagers) she has...read more

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Another overwrought melodrama about a fallen woman who must sacrifice all for her young wards. George makes her film debut in this tearjerker as a Louisiana harlot who, though wealthy from all the money she has made as a lady of the night, is pressured to give up the kids (played by Moran

and Wyatt as children and by Howard and Judge as teenagers) she has successfully sheltered from the realities of her business. Years later, when the kids are nearly grown and George faces charges that could send her to prison, she opts for jail rather than a jury trial that will reveal her secrets

and spoil her children's chances in life. This was the first screen role for George, a fine comic actress who was inappropriately cast as a tragedienne by the studio, which recruited her because of her work in the stage play "Personal Appearance." When the latter was filmed as GO WEST, YOUNG MAN

(1936), George's part went to Mae West, who also got the screenwriting credit. George's performance won a Best Actress Academy Award nomination, but she lost to Luise Rainer for THE GREAT ZIEGFELD.