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Director:
Writers:
Ladislas Fodor (play)
Joseph Jackson (adaptation)
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Release Date:
9 April 1932 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The Baron is a banker, in Vienna, who works at at very fast pace. He appreciates beautiful women, but... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Wonderful pre-code comedy romance; tip top performances! See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Marian Marsh ... Susie Sachs
David Manners ... Baron Paul von Ullrich
Warren William ... Baron Josef von Ullrich
Charles Butterworth ... Ludwig Pfeffer Jr.
Frederick Kerr ... Count Von Tolheim

Mary Doran ... Olive 'Ollie' Frey
Robert Greig ... Chappel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lilian Bond ... Girl at Bar (uncredited)

Yola d'Avril ... Girl in Bath Tub (uncredited)
Harry Holman ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Business Associate (uncredited)
Barbara Leonard ... Girl With Dog (uncredited)
Polly Walters ... Ludwig's Girl (uncredited)
Leo White ... Man in Elevator (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Del Ruth 
 
Writing credits
Ladislas Fodor (play "A Templom Egere") (as Ladislaus Fodor)

Joseph Jackson (adaptation)

Paul Frank  play "A Templom Egere" (uncredited)

Original Music by
W. Franke Harling (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Barney McGill 
 
Film Editing by
James B. Morley  (as James Morley)
 
Art Direction by
Anton Grot 
 
Costume Design by
Earl Luick (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chuck Hansen .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Dolph Thomas .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth Green .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Homer Van Pelt .... still photographer (uncredited)
William P. Whitley .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra
Emil Gerstenberger .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Arthur Lange .... composer: title music (uncredited)
Sam Perry .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Oscar Potoker .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
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  • Warner Bros. (1932) (USA) (theatrical) (as The Vitaphone Corporation)

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66 min
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An English-language adaptation of the play by Benn W. Levy, entitled "A Church Mouse", opened in London in early May, 1931.See more »
Quotes:
Count Von Tolheim:[Speaking to the Baron] Well, I'll be running along. I never keep a man away from his work. It's a vice I never practice myself, but I'm very liberal-minded towards those who are addicted to it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Alternate language version of Arm wie eine Kirchenmaus (1931)See more »

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21 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful pre-code comedy romance; tip top performances!, 17 May 2000
Author: (nlangdon@decofilms.com) from Sacramento

Warren William and Marian Marsh sparkle in this delicious Vitaphone production. Ms. Marsh handles the role of a dowdy but wise secretary with great aplomb, she's delightful! William (the star with two first names) is charming as the playboy baron with an amorous secretary on every phone line. Charles Butterworth adds to the fun with his usual hijinks. This one's a keeper!

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