John Gilbert is really growing on me. At first I thought his reputation as “The Great Lover” was overblown. Like yeah he looks good and his acting is fine but he’s not necessarily better than other guys on the screen at that time?
But little shit like how he holds her hand and rubs her arm so casually while talking to someone else?
Yeah I’m weak for that. I get it. He wins.
(John Gilbert and Renee Adoree in Redemption 1930)