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* ChickFlick: Female protagonist disappointed and betrayed by a succession of men, until she scarifies herself for the welfare of her daughter.

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* ChickFlick: Female protagonist disappointed and betrayed by a succession of men, until she scarifies sacrifies herself for the welfare of her daughter.

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Millie is a fun-loving young woman who gets married to wealthy college student Jack Maitland. Three years go by, and the sparks have gone out of Millie and Jack's relationship, but they have a daughter, Connie. WHen Millie finds out that her husband is having an affair she leaves him. Millie refuses alimony, vowing to never be dependent on a man again. But she doesn't want to deprive Connie of the Maitland millions, so she leaves her daughter with Jack.

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Millie is a fun-loving young woman who gets married to wealthy college student Jack Maitland. Three years go by, and the sparks have gone out of Millie and Jack's relationship, but they have a daughter, Connie. WHen When Millie finds out that her husband is having an affair she leaves him. Millie refuses alimony, vowing to never be dependent on a man again. But she doesn't want to deprive Connie of the Maitland millions, so she leaves her daughter with Jack.


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* KimonoFanservice: Damier gives Connie a kimono--or a "Mandarin coat", that is--as part of his effort to seduce her.


* ButLiquorIsQuicker: Jimmy the sleazebag pours Connie a drink in an obvious effort to loosen her up for sex.



* DirtyOldMan: Jimmy is just a garden-variety playboy when he's trying to get with Millie. But he definitely crosses the line eight years later when he's trying to have sex with 16-year-old Connie, who has to be a good 40 years younger than he is.

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* DirtyOldMan: Jimmy is just a garden-variety playboy when he's trying to get with Millie. But he definitely crosses the line eight years later when he's trying to have sex with 16-year-old Connie, who has to be a good 40 years younger than he is. She calls him "Uncle Jimmy", which just makes it grosser.



* MamaBear: What does Millie do when she finds out that her old boyfriend is trying to deflower her daughter? She gets a gun, that's what.



* TimeSkip: Three years to find Millie in an unhappy marriage. Eight years to get to the third act with teenaged Connie.

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* TimeSkip: Three years to find Millie in an unhappy marriage. Eight years to get to the third act with teenaged Connie.Connie.
* YourCheatingHeart: Millie's husband has an affair, then Millie's boyfriend cheats on her. This leaves her pretty bitter.
--> '''Millie''': All men are tramps.


* GayBestFriend: Helen and Angie for Millie, assuming the coding of Helen and Angie as lesbians.

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* GayBestFriend: Helen and Angie for Millie, assuming the coding of Helen and Angie as lesbians.lesbians.
* GoldDigger: Helen and Angie preach the doctrine of bleeding men for money, and they're horrified when Millie turns down alimony from Maitland. Angie eventually lands a rich husband, much to Helen's sorrow.
* ReallyGetsAround: Millie pretty much devotes herself to this as a lifestyle after twice being betrayed by men.
* TimeSkip: Three years to find Millie in an unhappy marriage. Eight years to get to the third act with teenaged Connie.

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''Millie'' is a 1931 film directed by John Francis Dillon starring the exotically named Helen Twelvetrees.

Millie is a fun-loving young woman who gets married to wealthy college student Jack Maitland. Three years go by, and the sparks have gone out of Millie and Jack's relationship, but they have a daughter, Connie. WHen Millie finds out that her husband is having an affair she leaves him. Millie refuses alimony, vowing to never be dependent on a man again. But she doesn't want to deprive Connie of the Maitland millions, so she leaves her daughter with Jack.

Millie gets a job at a hotel, and finds romance again with Tommy, a reporter, while fighting off the attentions of Jimmy Damier, the rich banker. When Millie finds out that Tommy is also cheating on her, she casts all morality behind, and dedicates herself to partying and hedonism.

Fast forward eight more years, and Millie's a party girl approaching middle age. She gets some disturbing news: her daughter Connie, now 16 years old, is being romanced by a man old enough to be her grandfather--Millie's old boyfriend Jimmy Damier.

Creator/JoanBlondell plays Millie's friend Angie.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: Helen and Angie, and it isn't all that ambiguous. They are first seen sharing a bed, in lingerie. Further dialogue reveals that they went on a vacation together. When Angie the GoldDigger lands a rich husband, Helen drowns her sorrows in alcohol along with Millie.
* AmusementPark: Jack takes Millie to one when they're courting.
* AsYouKnow: Some rather inartful dialogue in the opening scene from the college boys, indicating that Millie's father is dead and she has no one to look after her.
* BathroomStallOfOverheardInsults: Millie enters the WondrousLadiesRoom only to hear another woman making catty comments about her. The other woman then reveals to Millie that Tommy has another girlfriend.
* ChickFlick: Female protagonist disappointed and betrayed by a succession of men, until she scarifies herself for the welfare of her daughter.
* DirtyOldMan: Jimmy is just a garden-variety playboy when he's trying to get with Millie. But he definitely crosses the line eight years later when he's trying to have sex with 16-year-old Connie, who has to be a good 40 years younger than he is.
* DrowningMySorrows: Millie and Helen get drunk together after Mille finds out about Tommy's infidelity and Angie gets engaged.
* FieryRedhead: It's a black-and-white movie, but Helen says "I'm a red-headed woman, look out for me" when dedicating herself to a life of debauchery after breaking up with Tommy.
* GayBestFriend: Helen and Angie for Millie, assuming the coding of Helen and Angie as lesbians.

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