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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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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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Movie Connections:
Featured in Complicated Women (2003) (TV)See more »
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Lady, Play Your MandolinSee more »

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A career woman in a man's world, 5 December 2012
Author: Jimmy L. from Upstate New York

BIG BUSINESS GIRL (1931) is an unspectacular pre-Code talkie with a bit of a racy edge. Eighteen-year-old Loretta Young plays a college grad trying to make it in the business world. At her advertising company, she is quickly promoted from a secretary, but finds out she's being paid merely to "decorate the office". What she doesn't realize is that her boss (Ricardo Cortez) is underpaying her by more than half what her talents are worth, but this is not the main issue in the film. She wants to climb the ladder and is willing to play the game if that's what it takes. The sudden appearance of her long-distance boyfriend (Frank Albertson) throws a monkey wrench in her plans and the movie becomes a will-they-won't-they waiting game to see if the young couple can work out their misunderstandings.

Fourth-billed Joan Blondell doesn't appear until the very end of the film, but she's fantastic as a professional correspondent in divorce set-ups. She plays cards in her negligée with nervous husbands as they await the private detectives. It's a living. Streetwise Blondell can handle herself and, as she says, with the type of husbands she works with it's safer than working in a beauty parlor. Blondell is a great comedienne and her scenes are easily the highlight of the film.

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