When Pottsie accidentally comes to her room and performs a beautiful monologue about how much he loves her (the number on the door fell off so he thought it was one of the professor’s–it’s a whole thing) she confesses her love and they kiss in the darkness.
t’s a beautifully shot scene, and close-ups of Sugarpuss are especially striking. The story goes that Hawks wanted Stanwyck’s eyes to show up in the shadows, and Toland had an odd solution: put Stanwyck in blackface so that her face would melt into the darkness but her eyes would be visible. So Stanwyck played the scene with her face covered in black greasepaint. It worked–you’d never know such a weird technique was used, either. All you can see are her sparkling eyes in the dark.