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The Hot Heiress (1931)

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He is one of the best riveters in the union, but he is still a day laborer. She comes from money, but when they saw each other, it was love at first sight. They date, they dance, they fall ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Ben Lyon ...
'Hap' Harrigan
Ona Munson ...
Tom Dugan ...
Bill Dugan
Holmes Herbert ...
Mr. Hunter
Mrs. Hunter


He is one of the best riveters in the union, but he is still a day laborer. She comes from money, but when they saw each other, it was love at first sight. They date, they dance, they fall for each other. First, she had to say no to Clay, which was easy. Then she had to bring Hap to meet her parents, which was not easy. Hap is the wrong type, but he dislikes their lifestyle as much as they do his. But if it is to work, he will be the sole support of Juliette and he cares not for her money. Written by Tony Fontana <>

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What would you do with a lover who was an expert at slinging rivets but who bungled his forks at the Ritz?







Release Date:

28 March 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caprichos de Mulher  »

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1.37 : 1
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This movie was such a box-office flop that Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart declined to work on two additional films for First National Pictures (although their songs were about the only thing the critics liked about this movie). See more »


Nobody Loves a Riveter
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Sung and whistled by Ben Lyon
Played also as background music
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Light and VERY Slight
11 September 2007 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This is a very inconsequential film, a curio really. Ben Lyon is a riveter, and the film opens with him singing to his partner on the job. Rich girl Ona Munson is at a window, he steps in (the window) for lunch, and then takes her out on a double date to a Chinese restaurant that evening. She then invites him out to their country house to meet the folks, the double-daters also coming along. After complications, they get together again. That's the plot, but there's even less here than it sounds. The film gets by--barely--on two things. First there's Lyon's bright performance. Second is the unapologetic vulgarity, brashness and total lack of etiquette and decorum of the double-daters (Tom Dugan and Inez Courtney) and, to some extent, Lyons. For example, in the Chinese restaurant, the guys pass food back and forth to each other, ignoring the gals in between who try to grab some. The film's biggest hoot is the zany and uninhibited dancing in this scene. There's very little class snobbery displayed, the film being too trifling to have that sort of unpleasantness. Pidgeon, barely in the film, doesn't plot and scheme much, merely reveals at an inopportune moment that Lyon is a riveter. The best one can say about the film is that, though it's VERY slight, it's not quite as tiresome as it might have been.

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