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If you can accept blonde, blue-eyed Marion Davies disguising herself in blackface, chances are you'll swallow the rest of Marion Davies. Davies plays a Belle Boyd-like actress who agrees to become a Northern spy during the Civil War. She assumes the identity of an octoroon servant and heads into Southern territory. Marion meets dashing Confederate captain Gary Cooper, and instantly falls in love with him. Later, she assumes the disguise of a Southern belle to prevent Cooper from recruiting Southern sympathizers in the north. This time Cooper falls for Davies, which makes it hard for her to carry out her mission. After several more reels of espionage and romantic interludes, including a gently kinky sequence in which Cooper and Davies are handcuffed together, the lovers part company, promising to meet again when the war is over. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences George Folsey Best Cinematography 1934 Nominee

Cast

Gary Cooper
as Capt. Jack Gailliard
Marion Davies
as Gail Loveless
Jean Parker
as Eleanor
Katherine Alexander
as Pauline Cushman
Ted Healy
as Dr. Hitchcock
Russell Hardie
as Littledale
Douglas Dumbrille
as Gen. "Jeb" Stuart
Willard Robertson
as Capt. Channing
Fuzzy Knight
as Sweeney
Sidney Toler
as Maj. Allen
Robert McWade
as Col. Sharpe
Marjorie Gateson
as Mrs. Shackleford
Wade Boteler
as Gaston
Walter Long
as Operator 55
Ernie S. Adams
as Orderly
Sam Ash
as Lieutenant
Reginald Barlow
as Col. Storm
Frank Burt
as Confederate Lieutenant
Donald Douglas
as Confederate Officer
Douglas Fowley
as Union Officer
Arthur Grant
as Chaplain
Sherry Hall
as Army Officer
William Henry
as Young Lieutenant
Sterling Holloway
as Wounded Soldier
Si Jenks
as White Trash
DeWitt Jennings
as Artillery Man
John Larkin
Wilfred Lucas
as Judge
James Marcus
as Staff Colonel
Hattie McDaniel
as Cook
Sam McDaniel
as Old Bob
Francis McDonald
as Denton
James C. Morton
as Secret Service Man
Wheeler Oakman
as Scouts
Franklin Parker
as John Hay
Buddy Roosevelt
as Civilian
Bob Stevenson
as Guard
Sherry Tansey
as Officer
Richard Tucker
as Execution Officer
Fred Warren
as Gen. U.S. Grant
Poppy Wilde
as Party Guest
Clarence H. Wilson
as Claybourne
Poppy Wilde
as Party Guest
Donald Douglas
as Confederate Officer
Reginald Barlow
as Col. Storm
Hattie McDaniel
as Cook
Frank Burt
as Confederate Lieutenant
Wilfred Lucas
as Judge
Ernie S. Adams
as Orderly
Sterling Holloway
as Wounded Soldier
Sherry Tansey
as Officer
Buddy Roosevelt
as Civilian
William Henry
as Young Lieutenant
Sherry Hall
as Army Officer
Si Jenks
as White Trash
Sam Ash
as Lieutenant
Richard Tucker
as Execution Officer
James C. Morton
as Secret Service Man
Fred Warren
as Gen. U.S. Grant
Franklin Parker
as John Hay
Arthur Grant
as Chaplain
Wheeler Oakman
as Scouts
Douglas Fowley
as Union Officer
Bob Stevenson
as Guard
Sam McDaniel
as Old Bob
James Marcus
as Staff Colonel
DeWitt Jennings
as Artillery Man
Francis McDonald
as Denton

Crew

Richard Boleslawski
Director
Lucien Hubbard
Producer
Harvey Thew
Screenwriter
Zelda Sears
Screenwriter
Eve Greene
Screenwriter
George Folsey
Cinematographer
Gus Kahn
Songwriter
Dr. William Axt
Composer (Music Score)
Walter Donaldson
Songwriter
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Arnold A. Gillespie
Art Director
Adrian
Costume Designer
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