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Writers:
Patricia Reilly (story) &
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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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Same old story in a so-so Warners drama. 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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Continuity: Waiter turns away from Clair and Johnny's table twice at the club.See more »
Quotes:
Claire 'Mac' McIntyre:Don't you like working?
Sally Curtin:Well, it's alright, but... well, it takes more than a successful business career to keep a girl warm on winter nights.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Complicated Women (2003) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lady, Play Your MandolinSee more »

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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Same old story in a so-so Warners drama., 10 March 2003
Author: bensonj from New York, NY

Once again, as so often in movies of the pre-Code era, here's a woman with brains, beauty and the drive to get ahead who loves a guy who has none of the above (including acting talent). Naturally, she props him up by getting him a big job without his knowing it (although this unpromising lead is dropped and doesn't become a plot complication). Throw in the lecherous boss she uses to make the boyfriend (actually her secret hubby) jealous, and the cliche is complete. That said, it's still what you do with the story that counts, and here nothing whatsoever is done with it! No clever dialogue, no revealing moments, no amusing supporting character players, no special qualities in the narrative timing, sets, camera or lighting. Nothing unexpected whatsoever. That is, nothing until Joan Blondell steps in at the very end as a brassy professional co-respondent. Her performance and the dialogue, as she and the husband play cards while they wait for the photographer to arrive, suddenly bring the film to life and give it a decent finish. Still, one of the weaker Warners of the period. WEEKEND MARRIAGE, a similar film made the following year, also with Loretta Young, is much more interesting.

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