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Jayme and sister Janie are salesgirls in Ginsberg's Department Store. Mayme is in love with store clerk Bill, but Janie tries to steal him from her. Hazel, another salesgirl, is Jean Harlow's first credited role.

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Mayme Barry
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Janie Barry
James Hall ...
William Taylor
Edna May Oliver ...
Miss Streeter
Charles Sellon ...
Lem Woodruff
Ethel Wales ...
Lily Woodruff
Hyman Meyer ...
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Jayme and sister Janie are salesgirls in Ginsberg's Department Store. Mayme is in love with store clerk Bill, but Janie tries to steal him from her. Hazel, another salesgirl, is Jean Harlow's first credited role.

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Luscious Clara Bow --- TALKING! Every night's a big night when Paramount's bonfire is the life of the party! See more »

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25 October 1929 (USA)  »

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Love 'Em and Leave 'Em  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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The dress that Jean Harlow wears in the pageant scene was intended for 'Clara Bow', but Bow had gained too much weight to fit into it, so she convinced designer Edith Head to let the unknown actress to wear it. Harlow never forgot the favor. See more »

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Miss Streeter: [addressing actors in her pageant by their character names] Stupidity? Go find Pleasure!
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Clara Bow, Jean Arthur & Jean Harlow!
8 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Clara Bow stars in this early talkie about two sisters (Jean Arthur) who work in a department store and vie for the same guy (James Hall).

While Bow plays a fast girl who's always getting into trouble at work for being late, Arthur is actually the sneak and compulsive gambler (with store funds). She also has a yen for Bow's Boyfriend, Hall. That's about it for plot.

Charles Sellon plays the crooked gambler. Jean Harlow has a few lines as the friend and one scene with Bow and Arthur. Harlow and Hall would star in Hell's Angels a few years after this. Edna May Oliver in her talkie debut plays the head of personnel, and Frank Ross plays Ken. Ross would marry Arthur and become a film producer. And that's Bess Flowers trying out the reducing machine.

Worth a look for feisty Clara Bow and Jean Arthur in an odd role.


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