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Mannequin stars Joan Crawford as Jessie Cassidy, a girl of the tenements (though this being an MGM film, her slum dwellings are cleaner and more lavish than most middle-class bungalows!) Hoping to escape her grimy surroundings, Jessie marries Eddie Miller (Alan Curtis), a childhood acquaintance who has made good with a variety of dishonest business ventures. Another refugee from Jessie's neighborhood is John Hennessy (Spencer Tracy), who has likewise worked his way up to fame and fortune, albeit more honestly than Eddie. Faced with mounting debts, Eddie callously orders Jessie to divorce… More

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"Uneven look at a woman trying to climb out of poverty in the Depression."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"A woman's pic that takes her point of view on marriage as if it were gospel."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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