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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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Cast

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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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

15 March 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Private Secretary  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.37 : 1
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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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Soundtracks

Three Little Words
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Ruby
Lyrics by Bert Kalmar
Played as dance music in the nightclub
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Much better than advertised
12 May 2006 | by (Little Rock, Ark.) – See all my reviews

I tivo'd this on Turner Classic just because it was pre-code and sounded interesting. When I got around to watching, I noticed that the "critique" gave it one and a half stars on a four-star scale. I started watching with trepidation -- even old movies can be bad movies -- but I quickly got engaged in the story and Mary Astor's performance as the business brains behind a simple salesman's rise to success. Not a truly great movie -- too predictable -- but certainly better than advertised. And I would have liked to have seen more of Ricardo Cortez as the man who appreciates Mary but won't give up his wealthy wife. I'd recommend giving it a look just to appreciate Astor and what a long way we've come, baby.


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