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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
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M-G-M also released this film as a silent version at 1,759.31 m. See more »
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 »
William Haines the Star of THE GIRL SAID NO (1930) had created a persona that he played in every film. His character was of the irresponsible young man who through a challenge in his life turns it around and saves the day and gets the girl. In the silent era his pantomime may have been acceptable, but in sound he just comes across as a prissy ham.
THE GIRL SAID NO well illustrates this. For the first half of the picture he mug's at every opportunity. We suppose this behavior makes him endearing to the Female members of the audience of the time. What the Men thought can only be guessed at, but we are sure it was not flattering. Mr. Haines was capable of a more subtle acting style which he illustrated in SHOW PEOPLE (1928). For some reason though he kept returning to his 'Gay Blade' persona. A characterization that did not hold up well to Depression Era audiences.
Louis B. Mayer and Irving Thalberg had come to that conclusion, tastes were changing and they needed Stars that the new audiences could identify with. Using the pretext of Haines homosexuality and the morals clauses in contracts of that time he was forced out of the business. Fortunetly the talented Mr. Haines other skills as a interior decorator with his Hollywood contacts provided a successful second career.
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