Cinema: The New Pictures: Jul. 20, 1931

A Woman of Experience (RKO-Pathé). Formula for spy stories: a shady lady enters government service in war time and is assigned to make friends with an enemy spy. She also falls in love with an aristocratic naval officer. The crisis comes when she saves the life of the naval officer, by outwitting the enemy spy. Few spy stories vary this formula greatly. A 'Woman of Experience varies it not at all. Spy stories are currently favored by producers as a measuring stick for actresses who seem capable of being built up into a...

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