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Release Date:
12 June 1931 (USA) See more »
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Thanks to her ability and her legs, Claire McIntyre rises in the business world. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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This one moves rather slow for a precode... See more (11 total) »

Cast

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Loretta Young ... Claire 'Mac' McIntyre

Frank Albertson ... Johnny Saunders

Ricardo Cortez ... Robert J. Clayton

Joan Blondell ... Pearl
Frank Darien ... Luke C. Winters (as Frank Darion)
Dorothy Christy ... Mrs. Emery
Oscar Apfel ... Walter T. Morley
Judith Barrett ... Sarah Ellen (as Nancy Dover)
Mickey Bennett ... Joe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Allen ... Graduate at Dance (uncredited)
Irving Bacon ... Waiter (uncredited)
Robert Gordon ... Office Boy (uncredited)

George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Tom Ricketts ... Old Man at Graduation Dance (uncredited)
Virginia Sale ... Sally Curtin (uncredited)

Directed by
William A. Seiter 
 
Writing credits
Patricia Reilly (story) &
H.N. Swanson (story)

Robert Lord (screen adaptation)

Produced by
William A. Seiter .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Sol Polito 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Fritch  (as Pete Fritch)
 
Art Direction by
Jack Okey 
 
Costume Design by
Earl Luick 
Edward Stevenson (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... conductor
Herbert Taylor .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
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75 min
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Boom mic visible: Shadow of boom microphone moving vertically up the curtained doors behind Johnny and Mrs. Emery at the club after she mentions having a cabin in the Adironacks.See more »
Quotes:
Robert Clayton:How do you feel?
Claire 'Mac' McIntyre:Good and low. Low enough to put on a plug hat and walk right under a duck.
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
This one moves rather slow for a precode..., 28 July 2012
Author: calvinnme from United States

... and especially for a Warner Brothers precode. The theme of the story is pretty familiar - boy (Frank Albertson) and girl (Loretta Young) are tight in college but get separated by more than physical distance after graduation, despite their best intentions. Meanwhile, in each case, more worldly people of the opposite sex (Ricardo Cortez and Dorothy Christy) move in and wreak havoc on the relationship, helped along by a generous helping of pride on the part of both boy and girl.

As expected Loretta is lovely, Ricardo is a rat, and that saucy tart Joan Blondell makes the last 10 minutes worth the wait. I know she didn't write those lines, but only she could deliver them so memorably. Best precode scene (non-Blondell that is) - Loretta Young being surprised by boyfriend Johnny's return from Paris while running around her apartment in her underwear. They carry on a casual conversation - she's still in her underwear - as she puts on her makeup and he buffs her bare back with a powder puff. Only in the precode era! The final scene with Blondell is somewhat annoying for reasons that the director could not have been aware of without a crystal ball. As a nervous Frank Albertson talks to card-carrying correspondent (as in divorce) Joan Blondell, the camera spends much of its time focused on Frank Albertson even when Joan is talking. Hard to believe, but for the brief sliver of time in which this film was made, Frank Albertson was a leading man and Joan Blondell was still only a supporting player, so at the time this cinematography actually made sense. Today, the whole thing is like having a billboard blocking a beautiful view.

I'd recommend this one for fans of precode and especially fans of Loretta Young, Ricardo Cortez, or Joan Blondell.

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