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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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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)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production CompaniesDistributors
  • Warner Bros. (1932) (USA) (theatrical) (as The Vitaphone Corporation)

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Runtime:
66 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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:
Baron Josef von Ullrich:Well, Ludwig, how do you flying?
Ludwig Pfeffer Jr.:Oh, I don't think it'll ever take the place of the horse and buggy.
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Movie Connections:
Alternate language version of The Church Mouse (1934)See more »

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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Charming Pre-Code Comedy, 2 November 2007
Author: MovieResearch from United States

Although it betrays its theater-script origins in the rhythm of the performances and dialogue, this sparkling little formula comedy about a secretary who wins a rich Baron is chockablock with snappy retorts and racy rejoinders. Marian Marsh is adorable, charming and always convincing.

The surprising candor of the script is refreshing: despite the free modern use of more explicit language, this depression-era tale leaves nothing to the imagination. Its honesty is surprising and heightens the humor of the gentle jokes.

Watching scenes played out between Marsh and Warren William with such genuine engagement would be impossible in the modern era of frenetic jump-cutting. What a treat to see talented performers do such naughty and giggly scenes in a single take with hardly a cutaway or interruption in sight!

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