Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1935
SEX WORKER ROLE
Sally Clark in His Woman 1931
Character Is A Dance Hall Girl & Prostitute
Claudette Colbert in His Woman 1931
In the film “His Woman,” Claudette Colbert plays Sally Clark, an ex-hooker desperate to leave the Caribbean for New York. She poses as a missionary’s daughter and gets hired as a nanny. She agrees to take care of a baby in exchange for her passage to New York. The romance develops between Sally and the ship’s Captain (played by Gary Cooper). But once they reach land, the Captain learns about Sally’s past. And his reaction is not a positive one, far from it. Of course, in true Hollywood style, it all works out.
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