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Our Blushing Brides (1930)

Passed | | Drama | 19 July 1930 (USA)
Three department store girls--Connie, Franky, and Jerry--share an apartment on West 91st Street in New York City. Each earns little more than 20 dollars per week. Jerry is the sensible one,... See full summary »

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Cast

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Connie Blair
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Francine (Franky) Daniels
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Tony Jardine
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David Jardine
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Martin W. Sanderson
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Mrs. Russ-Weaver
Albert Conti ...
Monsieur Pantoise
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Joe Munsey
Robert Emmett O'Connor ...
The Detective (as Robert O'Connor)
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Evelyn Woodforth
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Dardanelle - a Mannequin
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Eloise - a Mannequin
Catherine Moylan ...
A Mannequin
Norma Drew ...
A Mannequin
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Three department store girls--Connie, Franky, and Jerry--share an apartment on West 91st Street in New York City. Each earns little more than 20 dollars per week. Jerry is the sensible one, but the others throw themselves at amoral rich men in an attempt to hook one and better themselves. They end up being hurt and disappointed despite Jerry's attempts to warn them. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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When a Girl Discovers the Man She Loves...Isn't the marrying kind! (original ad) See more »

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19 July 1930 (USA)  »

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Anypomones kardies  »

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| (Turner library print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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This film received one of its first, and rare early television broadcasts in San Francisco Saturday 22 November 1958 on KGO-TV (Channel 7). See more »

Quotes

Geraldine 'Gerry' March: [indicating a built-in radio] I like that. I think it's very clever.
Tony Jardine: Thank you. I always like a woman who appreciates - and accepts - a man's ideas.
Geraldine 'Gerry' March: With... reservations?
Tony Jardine: Oh, you don't believe in inhibitions, do you?
Geraldine 'Gerry' March: [moving away] When a man begins to talk about inhibitions, it's time to look at the view.
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Referenced in The Pay-Off (1930) See more »

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Fashion Ballet
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Composed by Dimitri Tiomkin
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Why Marry a Millionaire?
17 May 2006 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

About three working girls/roommates/gal pals and their relationships with three men/millionaires/heels. The girls all work at Jardine's department store where virtuous Jerry (played by Joan Crawford) models dresses and ladies lingerie, blonde and innocent Connie (Anita Page) works the perfume counter, and wisecracking, sarcastic Franky (Dorothy Sebastian) is stuck in blankets (where there's "not a male customer in a carload"). Franky finally does meet a man in the blanket department - he's loaded with free-flowing wads of cash, so she immediately agrees to go out with him. Meanwhile pretty Connie is having a love affair with the owner's son, David Jardine (played by Raymond Hackett, who looked to me like a cross between David and Ricky Nelson), and Jerry has a fancy for the other son, Tony Jardine (Robert Montgomery). Jerry thinks Tony is "different" from the other cads/men she meets - but she soon finds out he's not as she ends up in his lair - a tree house complete with sunken couch, dim lights, mood music, and disappearing staircase. Oh brother!

This film is quite enjoyable, I like the interrelationships between the three girls - there's plenty of chemistry and camaraderie there. Robert Montgomery is a doll, his slim self handsomely decked out in tuxedo, white tie, and tails (ooh la la) - he plays his playboy-like part expertly. Joan Crawford acts up a storm in this, with a full range of emotions - and gets to show herself off in slinky outfits and barely-there lingerie as well (which she REALLY seems to enjoy doing!). The film includes a fun fashion show, complete with foppish Parisian dress designers, and lots of capes, drapes, ruffles, and deco look hats.


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