Finishing School

1934

Finishing School (1934)

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The scandalous doings behind the high-toned exterior of a private school for rich young women provides the framework for this interesting but turgid drama. Much of the story centers on an unhappy socialite and her smart-alecky, world-wise roomy who has no morals at all when it comes to getting what she wants. This of course, puts her at odds with the school's overly class-conscious administration, who live in mortal fear of scandal. As a result, the staff is encouraged to remain cool and aloof, something that causes the lonely socialite, who longs for her parents love, to become deeply depressed. Unfortunately, her father doesn't seem to care and her mother is too busy climbing the social ladder to notice. The socialite becomes increasingly despondent and thinks of suicide. Still she is not immune to the girlish pranks and gaiety of her peers. Her life also improves when she falls in love with the handsome med student who works at the school as a waiter. Unfortunately, things get bad again when he accidentally impregnates her. Fortunately, it all works out for her in the end.

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a fun little romp

Oct 14, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The drinking, partying and sex come across more as a means to shock than actually make some sort of statement.

Aug 24, 2011 | Full Review…

The film feels like it was developed as a saucy comedy for the pre-code era worked over to meet the new requirements of the Production Code.

Mar 26, 2011 | Full Review…

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