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The Office Wife (1930)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 23 August 1930 (USA)
Larry Fellowes of Fellowes Publishing wants Kate to write her next book about the 'Office Wife'. The personal secretary/stenographer spends more time with the busy executive and makes more ... See full summary »

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Lawrence Fellowes
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Linda Fellowes
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Katherine Murdock
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Kate Halsey
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Larry Fellowes of Fellowes Publishing wants Kate to write her next book about the 'Office Wife'. The personal secretary/stenographer spends more time with the busy executive and makes more decisions than his wife ever well. This creates a bond between the secretary and boss that the wife can not hope to equal. Little does Larry know that sometimes literature mirrors life. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Although credits, a telegram, and a resignation letter show the name of the main character as spelled Fellowes (note second 'e'), the entrance doors to the firm read "Fellows Publishing Co." See more »

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Lawrence 'Larry' Fellowes, also spelled Fellows: How do you like this, "Most woman holding important business positions today have come up by the stenographer private secretary route."
Kate Halsey: Ha, there's a long, long trail a winding.
Lawrence 'Larry' Fellowes, also spelled Fellows: Now listen, "A man is propelled toward the woman he marries by emotion."
Kate Halsey: The fool!
Lawrence 'Larry' Fellowes, also spelled Fellows: "But his selection of a secretary is more careful and intelligent."
Kate Halsey: Ha! Yes it is, I don't think. First he looks at her legs. Then, he smells her perfume. Then he stares at her face. And if he still admires her legs, he's sold.
Lawrence 'Larry' Fellowes, also spelled Fellows: Behave. ...
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Along the Highway of Love
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Joan Blondell steals movie from leads

A somewhat interesting early talkie, more for the minor cast members than the major ones. Dale Fuller (Maria Macapa in "Greed") has a stand-out bit at the beginning as a lovestruck secretary and Blance Frederici plays an extremely mannish writer (a Gertrude Stein parody?). The best bit, stealing the limelight away from the female lead, is the movie debut of Joan Blondell as the lead's sister, spending the entire movie either getting into or out of lingerie. The lead, Dorothy Mackaill, seems wooden next to her. The direction has some odd gaffes usually associated with earlier talkies (fluffed lines, cameras failing to follow action properly) that speaks of a rushed production.


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