Dowdy housewife Kitty dotes on her self-centered husband but divorces him when his mistress shows up at their home one day to break up their marriage. Bob had become bored with her ... See full summary »
Robert Z. Leonard
Rod La Rocque,
College band-leader "Skip" Houston keeps his band together after graduation, they turn professional, and they are a big hit on the radio and in nightclubs. He falls in love with Bonnie ... See full summary »
A loving mother tells her son that he isn't hers so that the boy will be able to climb out of their poor surroundings. He goes on to become a playwright, and his mother sells her store to ... See full summary »
Newspaper photographer Jim Tyler sneaks into a society girl's wedding, and the bride's sister (mad-cap heiress Sheila Hunter) decides she prefers him to her upper-crust suitors. She even ... See full summary »
A woman is found murdered in a house along the coast from Brighton. Local detectives Fellows and Wilks lead an investigation methodically following up leads and clues mostly in Brighton and... See full summary »
Dowdy Sylvia accepts her boss' marriage proposal, even though he only asked her to avoid marriage to another woman. As a wealthy wife, Sylvia changes from ugly duckling to uninhibited swan ... See full summary »
Unable to repay a substantial gambling debt to mob boss North, Alan Beckwith concocts a last-ditch scheme. Allowing North to take out a $100,000 insurance policy on his life, Alan agrees to... See full summary »
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 1,759.30 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 & Marie Dressler Hilarious in Early Talkie Comedy
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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