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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)  »

Also Known As:

Love 'Em and Leave 'Em  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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The film was based on the play "Love 'em and Leave 'em" which opened at the Sam H. Harris Theater (New York City) on February 3, 1926 and ran for 152 performances. 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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Featured in Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl (1999) See more »

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Bad Sister
5 August 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Boarding house sisters Clara Bow (as Mayme Barry) and Jean Arthur (as Janie Barry) both work as salesgirls in "Ginsberg's Department Store". Ms. Bow is in love with dashing James Hall (as William "Bill" Taylor). Conveniently, Mr. Hall rooms at the same boarding house, and also works at "Ginsberg's". Her friends think Bow may give up her reputation as "The Saturday Night Kid", and marry Hall. But, Ms. Arthur has other plans; Bow's sneaky little sister "borrows" her underwear, perfume, money - and, finally, her man.

This sound re-make of "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em" puts Bow in the successful department store setting of "It". The locale, and situations, really don't work; but, the makeshift terrace party area looks great. Bow is fine as "Mayme", but she might have been better than Arthur as "Janie". Arthur's character is so transparent, and annoying, it's difficult to understand her extraordinary ability to deceive; and, this version of the play leaves her character "unresolved". Edna May Oliver (as Miss Streeter) makes an impressive sound debut, and Jean Harlow has a small role.

**** The Saturday Night Kid (10/25/29) A. Edward Sutherland ~ Clara Bow, Jean Arthur, James Hall


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