Posted by Mark Thom
Eve takes her baby on the road and begins her steady rise from carnival shows to burlesque shows to vaudeville shows. At this point she realizes that she can't move her career forward while dragging along her baby girl so she leaves her with a vaudeville friend who is retiring. Eve proceeds to a touring act, almost breaks into Broadway, then launches a successful stage career in the West End of London. About this time lawyer friend Joe informs her that the time is right, and if she can come up with $10,000 before the current governor leaves office (some sort of shenanigans there) then husband Bill can be free. She gets the money from her successful Broadway debut and then regretfully leaves the life (and producer) she loves to be Bill-the-auto-mechanic's wife.
This movie is most famous for being the role that Bette Davis refused to play, causing Warner Brothers to suspend her.
Familiar faces: Melville Cooper as the murdered actor's valet.