This was Stanwyck's first movie for MGM. She got the part (over Jean Harlow) because studio bosses thought the casting might make for commercial success, since Stanwyck and costar Taylor were dating at the time (they married soon afterwards). Taylor, who made many films in 1936--SMALL TOWN
GIRL; PRIVATE NUMBER; THE GORGEOUS HUSSY--went on to enormous stardom the following year in CAMILLE. In HIS BROTHER'S WIFE, Taylor is a bright young scientist attempting to find a cure for spotted fever. Stanwyck is a model-cum-gambling-shill he meets at a casino 10 days before Taylor is to leave
for South America, and the two have a whirlwind romance that culminates when she ask...