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Queen High (1930)

The two partners of a ladies' garter business are constantly feuding with each other. When they ask their lawyer to dissolve their partnership, he proposes that instead the two of them play... See full summary »

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The two partners of a ladies' garter business are constantly feuding with each other. When they ask their lawyer to dissolve their partnership, he proposes that instead the two of them play a single poker hand: the loser to become the winner's personal manservant for a year. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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A Rainha de Copas  »

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Members of the cast of the successful Broadway Show "Follow Thru" can be seen in some scenes, among them is Eleanor Powell. See more »

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I'm Afraid of You
Written by Arthur Schwartz and Ralph Rainger
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A delightful comedy
21 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great comedy with a few songs, which pop up at just the right moment. Unlike many 1929-1930 musicals, the songs usually pertain to the action and fit right in. None of the melodies are intrusive: they fit right in and are played in the score.... which is better than most 1929-1930 films. Music is used for effect in several key comedy scenes.

Also, this should be labeled one of the earliest screwball comedies. Ruggels and Morgan are great in their roles, and a VERY young Ginger Rogers is great as a cute flapper. You can also catch Elanor Powell dancing in one scene very briefly.

It is a shame that this movie is not widely available, as I enjoyed it more than most musicals of the 1929-1930 cycle.


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