Up 20,200 this week

Girls About Town (1931)

 -  Comedy  -  7 November 1931 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 325 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 6 critic

Add a Plot



(story), , 1 more credit »
0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 32 titles
created 04 Dec 2011
a list of 570 titles
created 15 Jun 2012
a list of 194 titles
created 26 Feb 2013
a list of 429 titles
created 3 weeks ago

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Girls About Town (1931)

Girls About Town (1931) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Girls About Town.


Cast overview:
Wanda Howard
Jim Baker
Marie Bailey
Benjamin Thomas
Alan Dinehart ...
Jerry Chase
Lucile Gleason ...
Mrs. Benjamin Thomas (as Lucille Webster Gleason)
Anderson Lawler ...
Alex Howard
Lucile Browne ...
Edna Howard
George Barbier ...
Robert McWade ...
Louise Beavers ...
Judith Wood ...


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

pre code | gold digger







Release Date:

7 November 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Girls About Town  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


This film was supposedly inspired (not specifically, but generally) by actress, Tallulah Bankhead. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Funny Movie With A Euphemistic Title
15 August 2011 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

No one says it in the picture and it's not in anyone's review, but aren't the girls in the title hookers? Thought so. Of course, this is a pre-code film and I guess it was acceptable to depict them rather than actually come out and declare same. I wasn't alive in the 30's, but that's how I read it.

That said, "Girls About Town" is a very funny picture with a good script and an even better cast. Kay Francis is one of my favorites, very feminine and demure, even as a, well, I already covered that. She was ably assisted by Lilyan Tashman, a comedienne who had a tragically short career in movies. Lots of energy and not bad looking. Joel McCrea is window dressing as he sleepwalks through his part but Eugene Palette holds up the male side of the fun. Louise Beavers is on hand with a bigger role than she is usually given. Tough luck for her she was a black in Hollywood in the 30's.

The picture gets a little far afield towards the end. I always get the impression writers come up with a clever idea for a story but often can't figure out how to end it and go for a predictable lameness, Exhibit A being "Harvey". But in my book "Girls About Town" had already earned its spurs, to mix a metaphor.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Maybe on TCM later this year? neil57
Discuss Girls About Town (1931) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: