Sylvia (Constance Bennett) works as secretary to a divorce attorney (Kenneth MacKenna), and agrees to his offer of marriage, though he has only proposed in order to avoid marrying another girl. This arrangement gives Sylvia an opportunity for wealth and travel, and she immediately leaves town for a trip to Paris, where she meets suave Reggie Durant (Basil Rathbone), who falls in love with her.
Sin Takes A Holiday is an entertaining little pre-code with a good cast and beautiful Art Deco costumes and sets.
Constance Bennett is lovely during her character's 'before' and 'after' styles. Kenneth MacKenna is good in a roguish way, though his role isn't always a likeable one. I'd only ever seen Basil Rathbone as either villains or Sherlock Holmes before, so I really enjoyed his charming performance as a dashing and romantic figure!
The ending was ultimately disappointing, though, because I can't help thinking that Sylvia made the wrong choice.
Still, it's fun to see, especially for fans of the actors and of early talkies.
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