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Bachelor Apartment (1931)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 15 April 1931 (USA)
A New York playboy dates wild woman until he falls for a hard-working stenographer.

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Wayne Carter
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Mrs. Agatha Carraway
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Helene Andrews
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Pedro De Maneau
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Lee Graham
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Janet
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Lita Andrews
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Herb Carraway
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Wayne Carter is a wealthy Manhattan businessman and partying playboy, he not caring about the marital status of the women with who he cavorts. His butler, Rollins, although tries to convince him that he would be happier falling in love and settling down, nonetheless aspires to his boss' lifestyle. Wayne, however, truly is tiring of his womanizing ways. Helene and Lita Andrews are sisters living together in a one room apartment. Helene is the more sensible one, she who is a currently unemployed but trained stenographer, and who supports Lita while Lita tries to get work as a dancer on the stage. Lita, however, would rather that some rich man marry and pamper her. Through indirect means, Wayne meets the sisters. Impressed by Helene and the good head she has on her shoulders, Wayne later tracks her down solely to offer her a well paying job as his executive assistant, he not having any ulterior motives in his offer. Despite being suspect that he is only after her as a woman, she accepts.... Written by Huggo

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Apartamento de Soltero  »

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Wayne Carter: Did the agency mention any salary?
Helene Andrews: Yes, 35 dollars a week. But, what difference does that make?
Wayne Carter: It makes just 15 dollars difference. I'll start you off at 50.
Helene Andrews: There, you see. That, there, is just what I said. People don't pay 50 dollars a week for ordinary stenographers and you know it.
Wayne Carter: Will you stop trying to misunderstand me. This is not an ordinary stenographer's position. This is an executive secretary's position. Now, I feel all employees will have more dignity when the job pays more money.
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When Irene Met Lowell....
7 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We open on an bachelor apartment. We know this, because the place is trashed and littered with glasses, champagne bottles, cigarette butts, and something that looks like cigarettes all over the place, from the night before. We also know this, because this is aptly named "Bachelor Apartment." The bachelor in question is Lowell Sherman, whose other screen credits include What Price Hollywood?, the original "A Star is Born" movie, and his silent movies where he usually played the villain with the pencil-thin mustache. Here, he tries to stop playing the game, after finding it very tiresome having to keep track of who comes and goes through his revolving door. But it seems he decided just this morning. It makes the viewer wonder if this decision is one he makes all the time. But, in the meantime, the, er, um, ladies, yes well, they don't know of his conversion to sainthood and still show up unannounced, notably Mae Murray, in an unforgettable and saucy role, who can be seen in one scene in a see-through nightgown. Really! You can see.... Her husband suspects she's cheating and it's driving him crazy, He's going to find the @#$*& or die trying. Meanwhile, through a series of events, Irene Dunne enters the picture as a stenographer who doesn't like fast workers for bosses. He dares her to take this well-paying job, which she does. Will she fall for his charming ways? Will Irene's clean reputation rub off on him and make him see the light? Only I know, and you've got to see this very well-written and racy Pre-Code movie to find out.


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