Synopsis by Hal Erickson
She Got What She Wanted was director James Cruze's second "special" for Tiffany Pictures in 1930. Betty Compson, previously the female lead of Cruze's The Great Gabbo, stars as Mathyna, the foreign-born girlfriend of vaudeville hoofer Eddie (Lee Tracy). Tired of waiting for Eddie to pop the question, Mathyna marries Boris (Gaston Glass), an aspiring novelist. Soon she gets bored of her housewife status and begins spending time with boorish Dave (Alan Hale) and the ubiquitous Eddie. Leaving Boris in favor of Dave, Mathyna learns to regret her impulsiveness when her new husband gets mixed up with crooks. She ultimately returns to the faithful Boris, while Eddie philosophically soft-shoes out of her life.
extramarital-affair, first-love, immigrant, love, poverty, reunion, romance, writing