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Lawrence Fellowes
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Mrs. Fellowes
Hobart Bosworth ...
McGowan
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Blanche Friderici ...
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Brooks Benedict ...
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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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Katherine: Expect to console yourself with that washout?
Anne Murdock: If I'd stuck to my own kind, in the first place, I wouldn't have gotten hurt.
Katherine: Ted wants a parking space for a couple of babies and a free laundry. If you want to learn what the word lonesome is, take him on.
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Along the Highway of Love
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Written by Tommy Christian and Blaine Stone
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One fantastic lesbian
4 December 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Larry (Lewis Stone) has a wife Linda (Natalie Moorhead) but the appointment of a new secretary Anne (Dorothy Mackaill) throws a spanner in the works. Larry and Anne fall in love with each other while Linda drifts away from him. It is up to Katherine (Joan Blondell) to let Larry know what the real deal is.

The acting is sometimes stilted and the basic idea of Larry and Anne getting together is utterly ludicrous. He is more like her grandfather, ie, they are 2 generations apart. Set against this there are positives such as the roles played by Joan Blondell and Blanche Friderici as "Kate". Friderici is the best lesbian I have seen and I was quite surprised to see that women could be so outwardly gay in 1930. She smokes a cigar and dresses like a man but there is absolutely no attempt to feminize the look as there was with Dietrich. This girl is all man! And it's brilliant.

The film is OK, nothing more, and it's interesting to see that the women of the time seemed to favour that short haircut which makes them look a bit severe. Joan Blondell's hair is the nicest coz it looks the most fluffy.


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