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Behind Office Doors (1931)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  15 March 1931 (USA)
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Mary Linden is the secretary who is the unheralded power behind successful executive James Duneen. He takes her for granted until rival Wales tries to take her away from him.

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(as Melville Brown)

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(by) (as Alan Brener Schultz) , (screen play by), 1 more credit »
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Mary Linden
Robert Ames ...
James Duneen
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Ronnie Wales
Catherine Dale Owen ...
Ellen May Robinson
Kitty Kelly ...
Delores Kogan
Edna Murphy ...
Daisy Presby
Charles Sellon ...
John Ritter
William Morris ...
Banker Charles H. Robinson
George MacFarlane ...
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Mary Linden is the secretary who is the unheralded power behind successful executive James Duneen. He takes her for granted until rival Wales tries to take her away from him.

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Drama | Romance

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15 March 1931 (USA)  »

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Private Secretary  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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Mary Linden: Robinson of the City Trust could be sold on a proposition to buy Ritter's stock for you, and pay for it out of the profits.
James Duneen: [grabs her cigarette and sniffs it] No, it isn't hashish.
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Three Little Words
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Ruby
Lyrics by Bert Kalmar
Played as dance music in the nightclub
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The movie that answers the question: "What happens....
3 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty clever, well-acted version of the "modern" 30s woman's fairytale romance. In this case, she helps the man she loves become head of the company while serving as his secretary and eventually wins his love from a scheming social butterfly. Interestingly, her business sense is shown as subtly parallel to her homemaking prowess, and the ladies of the office are depicted as the "powers behind the throne." Lifted way above the average by Mrs. Astor's intelligent performance.


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