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
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 herself hired as a nanny. In exchange for her passage to New York, she agrees to take care of a baby. Naturally, a romance starts to develop between Sally and the ship’s Captain (played by Gary Cooper). But once they reach land, the Captain finds out about Sally’s past. And his reaction is not a positive one.
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