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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)
 
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66 min
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The original play opened in Budapest, Hungary, on 2 December 1927.See more »
Quotes:
Baron Josef von Ullrich:No woman should look pretty who works in a bank. It disturbs the bankers. Takes the eyes of the tellers away from the bills and currency. The clerks become confused with their columns. It's dangerous. Invites disaster.See more »
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Remade as The Church Mouse (1934)See more »

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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A Wonderful Distraction, 2 December 2011
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Originally entitled The Church Mouse in New York, London, and Paris where it began as a play by Ladislas Fodor, Beauty And The Boss is an average comedy with a few good laughs about a wealthy man who can't decide whether he wants efficiency or eye candy as female employees. The play ran a respectable 164 performances on Broadway in the 1931-32 season for the Depression and the most prominent name in the cast was that of Ruth Gordon.

Warren William is the French industrial tycoon with this terrible dilemma and when he finds he can't concentrate on his business because he finds stenographer Mary Doran too attractive he fires Doran. There won't be that problem with Marian Marsh however who dresses down and dowdy so much that she's called a church mouse. But she's set her cap for William and she'll do whatever it takes to nail him.

Rounding out this European comedy of manners is David Manners as William's fun loving brother, they're much like the Larrabee brothers in Sabrina. There's also Frederic Kerr as a count with a roving eye and the ever droll Charles Butterworth who for me is always a pleasure to watch in anything.

The material cast has to work with is pretty thin, but they rise to the occasion and while Beauty And The Boss will never be rated as one of the great comedies of the Thirties it will give a few good laughs to anyone who views it.

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