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This was one of the more than 700 titles included in the MGM feature film package released to television in late 1956. Because of its age, telecasts were few and far between, but determined viewers were rewarded with its broadcasts in San Francisco Tuesday 16 December 1958 on KGO-TV (Channel 7), and in Philadelphia in the wee small hours of the morning of Sunday 14 June 1959 on the All Night Movies of WFIL (Channel 6). It's now more accessible in the Turner Classic Movies library, and receives an occasional airing, most recently Tuesday 14 June 2016 as part of their tribute to their Star of the Month, Marie Dressler. See more »
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How could Sam Wood be responsible for directing this awful early sound film?
After viewing THE GIRL SAID NO, that's the question that haunted me. Apparently, he had no control over WILLIAM HAINES, who, at thirty years old, is playing a brash and rude college student who thinks he's what every girl should want in a man. He's obnoxious to the point of driving the viewer to exasperation and he's the center of the whole story.
It's rough going for anyone to sit through this dreadful early '30s comedy of ill manners. Others in the cast do what they have to do as competently as possible, but nobody can top the mugging and mincing of Haines at his worst.
The only segment that manages to be downright funny is the ten-minute sequence with MARIE DRESSLER. It's a howl. Too bad the script didn't afford Dressler and Haines other moments like this.
LEILA HYAMS is attractive as "the girl," HENRY ARMETTA is amusingly exasperated as the waiter who foolishly agrees to a prank suggested by Haines, and POLLY MORAN almost makes sense out of a poorly written and directed role as a housemaid.
It's really a total waste of time to watch Haines mugging constantly and thinking he's being irresistibly endearing as a comedian. He's not.
But I have liked him in other films of the "silent" era. But this attempt at comedy is unbearably unfunny.
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