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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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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.See more »
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Watch It for Clara Bow, 25 February 2006
Author: drednm from United States

Clara Bow is solid in No Limit and it's amazing how good she got at acting in talkies, culminating in her terrific performance in Call Her Savage. But the script here is loose and the casting is bad for several key roles.

Stu Erwin is terrible as the "Swede" and he doesn't even bother trying for the accent that El Brendel or Joseph Cawthorne could have done in their sleep. Norman Foster (usually in Andy Griffith type parts) is also lousy as the lead thug (with a mustache yet)who falls for Bow. But they hardly matter.

The whole show here is Clara Bow. She's funny as the wisecracking usherette who isn't so wise after all when she babysits a swanky Art Deco apartment that turns out to be a gambling den. She has a great delivery of lines and looks terrific. The story just doesn't make much sense.

Harry Green is the theatre boss, Dixie Lee is Bow's chum, Thelma Todd shows up in a part that makes no sense, and Mischa Auer is a thug.

Starts off great but quickly falls into bizarre plotting that never goes anywhere.

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