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The Girl Said No (1930)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  15 March 1930 (USA)
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A brash, pushy young man gets a job in a bank and sets his cap for his boss's secretary, but the death of his father makes him reassess his priorities.

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Mary Howe
Polly Moran ...
Polly
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Hettie Brown
Ralph Bushman ...
McAndrews (as Francis X. Bushman Jr.)
Clara Blandick ...
Mrs. Ward
William Janney ...
Jimmie Ward
William V. Mong ...
Mr. Ward
Frank Coghlan Jr. ...
Eddie Ward (as Junior Coghlan)
Phyllis Crane ...
Alma Ward
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Storyline

Tom Ward is just back from College and the only thing that he seemed to learn is how to be obnoxious and loud. He forgoes a bank job to work at Sutton and Company just to make time with Mary, McAndrews' fiancée. Mary warms to Tom, but his work is such that his job is history. After losing his father, it is up to Tom to support and care for his family. His attitude towards work changes, but not his attitude towards Mary. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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WISE-CRACKING! SMART-ALECK! LOVABLE! (original poster) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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15 March 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Come rubai mia moglie  »

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(Turner library print) | (copyright length)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

M-G-M also released this film as a silent version at 1,759.31 m. See more »

Goofs

The film begins in broad daylight, then just after the car avoids being hit by the train at the railroad crossing, the car is in a minor fender-bender with a tree which appears to take place at night, then in the next scene when the car pulls up in front of the house, it's daylight again. See more »

Quotes

Polly: [to Tom] Oh, ho - what's taking? And I used to blow your nose for yuh when you had more sense than you got now... and you didn't have much then.
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Soundtracks

Annie Laurie
(ca. 1834) (uncredited)
Based on traditional Scottish air
Music and Lyrics by Lady John Scott
Sung by William Haines (a cappella)
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William Haines & Marie Dressler Hilarious in Early Talkie Comedy
26 January 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

1930. Silents were dead, talkies were king & it was William Haines golden Hollywood year. His pictures - he starred in 3 - made enough money at the box-office to make him the top male movie star of that year. THE GIRL SAID NO is one of those films.

It is very much a typical Haines comedy, with lots of silliness based on his boyish character (although he was 30, he plays a college kid). His wealthy father dies, leaving his family penniless and Haines in need of finding money. The plot revolves around his attempts to make good in a new job, where he tries to impress Leila Hyams, the pretty secretary he meets there.

Also in the cast are Francis X. Bushman, Jr. as Haines' rival; Clara Blandick (Auntie Em in THE WIZARD OF OZ 9 years later); and the ubiquitous Polly Moran. The inimitable & irrepressible Marie Dressler appears in only one scene, but it's a dandy. She plays a very rich potential client who mistakes Haines for her new doctor, which generates a hilarious slapstick sequence. With this one 10-minute segment, talkie comedy was off to a very good start.




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