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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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Not a bit bad, and not all that special, either... 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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Quotes:
Claire 'Mac' McIntyre:Honestly, Johnny, you're only good for two things: making music and making love.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Complicated Women (2003) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lady, Play Your MandolinSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Not a bit bad, and not all that special, either..., 4 June 2014
Author: secondtake from United States

Loosies (2012)

A modest film with a small odd and almost quaint hook to it: a young pickpocket has gotten a girl he barely knows pregnant. It's set in the present in New York City, and we gradually learn the thief isn't such a bad guy, but was trapped by circumstances. The girl it turns out is not so bad either, and the two have a troubled but growing friendship as the man figures out his life.

The one bigger twist is a bit exaggerated and then weirdly undeveloped—one of the thief's scores is a cop sleeping on the subway. And so this main character is now wanted very much by the police, more than ever. As his life seems to crumbling around him there is the promise of change. His mother moves in with a boyfriend. His pimp (forcing him into crime) is greedy for diamonds. And the girl is wondering what is going on with her own life and love, and what this man might offer her beyond money for an abortion.

It's all very enjoyable, actually, and not so low budget that it hurts. There are some gaffes in the plot, mainly with the cops, but in all it hangs together. Most of all there is the teetering relationship between the young man and woman, and both actors are sweetly believable. In the end, this is a romance, a matter of boy meets girl. And what ensues.

Clearly not an inventive, masterful, or even quite memorable film. But I liked the main characters enough I was taken up by it all, and you might be, too.

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