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16 January 1931 (USA) See more »
Theater usherette Bunny O'Day (Clara Bow) inadvertently becomes hostess of a private gambling den, and gets involved in a romance with a ne'er-do-well gambler. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Clara Bow ... Helen 'Bunny' O'Day

Norman Foster ... Douglas Thayer

Stuart Erwin ... Ole Olson
Dixie Lee ... Dotty 'Dodo' Potter
Harry Green ... Maxie Mindil

Thelma Todd ... Betty Royce

Kenne Duncan ... Curly Andrews

Mischa Auer ... Romeo
Maurice Black ... Happy

G. Pat Collins ... Charlie

William B. Davidson ... Wilkie (building superintendent)
Paul Nicholson ... Chief Armstrong

Frank Hagney ... Battling Hannon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geraldine Dvorak ... Woman at Gambling Table
Allan Cavan ... Board Member (uncredited)
Robert Greig ... Doorman (uncredited)
Perry Ivins ... Butterfly Man (uncredited)

William H. O'Brien ... George - Butler (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Ticket Taker (uncredited)

Syd Saylor ... Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Tuttle 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Salisbury Field 
George Marion Jr.  story
Viola Brothers Shore 

Produced by
B.P. Schulberg .... producer
Cinematography by
Victor Milner 
Film Editing by
Tay Malarkey 
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)

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72 min
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" No Limit " was the eighth most popular movie at the U.S. box office for 1931.See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Love Minus Zero, 5 August 2008
Author: wes-connors from Los Angeles

Cute theater usherette Clara Bow (as Helen "Bunny" O'Day) agrees to apartment sit for a friend, and unexpectedly finds the premises serve as a center for illegal gambling. There, she meets suave, but crooked, Norman Foster (as Douglas "Doug" Thayer). Mr. Foster is hot-and-bothered, and Bow is head-over-heels. "I thought you had 'It'," he tells her. Although Bow had long admired Foster's looks, she is put off by his forwardness. But, he pursues her to the alter. Can their marriage survive his underworld ties?

Paramount photography by Victor Milner gets "No Limit" off to a terrific start. The locations are great. Bow seems more self-assured than in previous "talkies"; her voice was never as big a problem as were her nerves. It's difficult to believe Foster would fail to recognize Bow, even in the dark; but, he is both a convincing and endearing heel. Stu Erwin (as Ole Olson) plays the unfortunate "dumb Swede". The film provides an opportunity to see the first Mrs. Bing Crosby, pretty Dixie Lee Crosby (as Dotty "Dodo" Potter). And, don't forget, Gary Cooper appears in "Fighting Caravans".

***** No Limit (1/16/31) Frank Tuttle ~ Clara Bow, Norman Foster, Dixie Lee Crosby

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