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The Office Wife (1930)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  23 August 1930 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Anne Murdock
Lewis Stone ...
Lawrence Fellowes
Natalie Moorhead ...
Mrs. Fellowes
Hobart Bosworth ...
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Katherine
Blanche Friderici ...
Miss Halsey
Brooks Benedict ...
Jamison
Dale Fuller ...
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Walter Merrill ...
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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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Anne Murdock: Oh, I've made a mistake.
Lawrence 'Larry' Fellowes, also spelled Fellows: Yes? Let me see.
Anne Murdock: Isn't it awful?
Lawrence 'Larry' Fellowes, also spelled Fellows: Oh you poor kid. You're all worn out.
Anne Murdock: I don't care.
Lawrence 'Larry' Fellowes, also spelled Fellows: Anne, you're glorious.
Anne Murdock: Am I?
Lawrence 'Larry' Fellowes, also spelled Fellows: I've just discovered you.
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Along the Highway of Love
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Entertaining Pre-Code
29 May 2013 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Office Wife (1930)

*** (out of 4)

Highly entertaining pre-code about Larry Fellowes (Lewis Stone), a publishing company owner who gets a new secretary (Dorothy Mackaill) and it doesn't take long for the two to fall for one another. THE OFFICE WIFE is certainly a naughty little film and especially when you compare it to some of the other pre-codes of this era. The film kicks off with Stone talking to a writer saying that the bond between a businessman and his secretary is stronger than the bond he has with his wife. From this point on we're given a film with several characters doing morally questionable things, which would certainly hit the editing room floor in a few years once the Hayes Office put a stop to this sort of thing. I really thought the film was incredibly entertaining because of its rather frank dialogue, which often time hinted at some sexual stuff. Mackaill, whose career was hot during this era but quickly faded, is wonderful in her role and I think she did an extremely good job at making the viewer feel sorry for her and begin to care for her. I also thought her comic timing during certain scenes were flawless and especially during one where she's "preparing" herself to flirt with the boss. Stone is always watchable and that's true here as he gives another strong performance. Walter Merrill is good in his supporting role as the wannabe boyfriend. The major scene-stealer is Joan Blondell who plays Mackaill's saucy sister. Whenever she's on the screen she's usually slipping in or out of clothes and the camera certainly loves to follow her legs around. If you're a leg man then you're going to be in heaven here as both ladies constantly have the camera highlighting their legs. Again, morality was a big issue back during this era and it's pretty shocking to see how THE OFFICE WIFE ends. I'm not going to ruin anything but it's pretty refreshing to see.


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