Because I didn’t want to cry and I still don’t. But I already have.
In the first act of Joy of Living, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. gets the police officer drunk; then, in the second act he spends the entire, and I mean entire, time getting Irene Dunne drunk so she’ll have fun. Sorry, but change the drug in this movie and it would be super creepy—but really so is alcohol. Why do we think it is acceptable to use a drug to have fun?
Irene Dunne is fantastic in the movie—great singing and songs. Douglas’ voice and smile are to faint over. It’s too bad I can’t forget he’s drug pusher.
BTW, Irene first has Douglas arrested as a masher. I loved that because my mother always told my sisters and me to watch out for the movie masher. We were never to leave a seat empty for a creepy guy to sit next to us. Was my mother thinking of Douglas?