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The Office Wife (1930)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Lawrence Fellowes
Mrs. Fellowes
Hobart Bosworth ...
Blanche Friderici ...
Miss Halsey
Brooks Benedict ...
Dale Fuller ...
Secretary Andrews
Walter Merrill ...


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 <>

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23 August 1930 (USA)  »

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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 »


Mr. J.P. McGowan: Come in, Miss Murdock. Sit down. Well, you're being promoted.
Anne Murdock: Promoted! I have?
Mr. J.P. McGowan: Yes. Miss Andrews resigned last night. You are to be Mr. Fellows new secretary.
Anne Murdock: Yeh.
Mr. J.P. McGowan: You see, he's leaving next week, for Europe, on his honeymoon. While he's gone, you'll have entire charge of his office. So, you'll know what its all about when he gets back. Congratulations.
Anne Murdock: Weeeee!
[Jumps up]
Anne Murdock: Oh, I'm sorry.
Mr. J.P. McGowan: Your new salary begins next week, but, I'm going to give you a week off so you'll get used to the idea.
Anne Murdock: Oh, ...
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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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