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Ladislas Fodor (play)
Joseph Jackson (adaptation)
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Release Date:
9 April 1932 (USA) See more »
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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  (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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66 min
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Another English-language adaptation by Frederic Hatton and Fanny Hatton, also called "A Church Mouse", opened in New York on 12 October 1931.See more »
Baron Josef von Ullrich:[Speaking to Miss Frey] Pretty women... should NEVER think!
Baron Josef von Ullrich:Poor child... 21, and no sweetheart? Addicted to "Love at Dawn" perfume. Smartly dressed. Silk stockings over perfect legs. An exquisite pair of shoulders. In short, a very distracting young woman.
Olive 'Ollie' Frey:Oh, Baron!
Baron Josef von Ullrich:Miss Frey, you'll please report yourself to the head of the Personnel Department.
Olive 'Ollie' Frey:What for?
Baron Josef von Ullrich:To tell the manager that you are no longer employed here. Your career as a woman is too promising for me to wreck.
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Warren William - the man you hate to love..., 25 April 2010
Author: calvinnme from United States

...but you just can't help yourself. William is perfect here as an efficient German bank president and baron, totally consumed with business by day and with romancing the ladies -lots of them - at night. He only has problems when his two interests converge. This usually occurs because he has a beautiful secretary. His usual solution - to fire the secretary and get her out of his business life, and then make her one of his many mistresses.

The baron tires of this repetitive problem, and vows that his next secretary will be a plain practical woman for whom he will have no attraction. So into his life walks Susie Sachs (Marian Marsh), "the church mouse". The cutest scene of the film is where Susie tricks her way into see the baron and tells him about the plight of her class -"the mice" - the unemployed and hungry. The baron is quite interested in her story. You see, he is not such a bad guy. It just never occurred to him that there might be a girl of her age in Germany more interested in a good meal than a diamond bracelet. He's never seen that side of life and therefore not given it much thought. He hires her, and she works out quite well for him until a business trip to Paris brings the Baron quite a few surprises.

This film was really a delight with very good dialogue and animated performances. Charles Butterworth is really quite good as comic support in these early Warner Brothers talkies. He plays the baron's assistant who is constantly writing down instructions on his cuffs and seems to have no objections when he is told he will be working all night and won't be allowed time to eat. David Manners plays the baron's younger brother who sees the beauty in Susie even when she is playing the frump.

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