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The Girl Said No (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 15 March 1930 (USA)
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
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Hettie Brown
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McAndrews
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Mrs. Ward
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Jimmie Ward
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Mr. Ward
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Eddie Ward (as Junior Coghlan)
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Alma Ward
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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 Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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College Days  »

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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

Mr. Ward mentions his son's college diploma cost him $18,000. That would equate to $259,000 in 2016. See more »

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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 »

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Tom Ward: Say, Mom, can you cook!
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I Don't Want Your Kisses (If I Can't Have Your Love)
(1928) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Martin Broones and Fred Fisher
Played during the opening credits and at the end
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Hilarious and Handsome William Haines
29 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Haines was a top star from late 20s thru early 30s. He sailed from silent films into talkies and remained a star til he ran afoul of Louis B. Mayer. He is hilarious in The Girl Said No, starring in the "Haines formula" type of film: brash young man takes nothing seriously until tragedy hits, then he turns himself around and succeeds. Here he is a college boy returning to his wealthy home and causing riotous problems wherever he goes. Pop gets him job after job but he fails at all of them because he has fallen for pretty Leila Hyams. Plot is OK, but Haines is the whole show. There was never anyone quite like Haines, a comic actor who was not really a comic. His comedy is much broader than anything Cary Grant or Robert Montgomery did. Very funny film that co-stars the always funny Polly Moran, Clara Blandick, William Janney, Francis X. Bushman, Jr., Henry Armetta as the hapless waiter, and as mentioned elsewhere, the hysterical scene with Haines and Marie Dressler. Too bad Haines is all but forgotten. He was a wonderful star and one of a kind.


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