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Director:
Writers:
Harry Chandlee (story) and
Douglas W. Churchill (story) ...
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Release Date:
31 October 1931 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
She Was Gorgeous - He Was A Man . . . So, the other girl had to wait !
Plot:
A young woman from a very rich family impulsively marries a reporter, but each assumes the other is the one whose lifestyle must change. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Loretta Young ... Gallagher
Robert Williams ... Stew Smith

Jean Harlow ... Ann Schuyler
Halliwell Hobbes ... Butler

Reginald Owen ... Grayson
Edmund Breese ... Conroy - the Editor
Don Dillaway ... Michael Schuyler (as Donald Dillaway)
Walter Catlett ... Bingy
Claud Allister ... Dawson - the Valet
Louise Closser Hale ... Mrs. Schuyler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wilson Benge ... Butler (uncredited)
Vance Carroll ... Reporter (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ... Hank - a Reporter (uncredited)
Richard Cramer ... Speakeasy Proprietor (uncredited)
Oliver Eckhardt ... Reporter (uncredited)
Bill Elliott ... Ann's Beau - the Round-the-World Flyer (uncredited)
Adolph Faylauer ... Party Guest (uncredited)
J.C. Fowler ... Reporter (uncredited)
Constant Franke ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Dannie Mac Grant ... Office Boy (uncredited)
Frank Holliday ... Reporter (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Mr. Radcliffe (uncredited)
Charles Jordan ... Reporter (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Tom London ... Reporter (uncredited)
Adolph Milar ... Doorman (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Party Guest (uncredited)
George Nardelli ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Richard Powell ... Reporter (uncredited)
Hal Price ... Joe - a Reporter (uncredited)
Dick Prichard ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Waiter (uncredited)
Edgar Sherrod ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ellinor Vanderveer ... Party Guest (uncredited)
William Wagner ... Typist (uncredited)
Florence Wix ... Party Guest (uncredited)
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Directed by
Frank Capra  (as Frank R. Capra)
 
Writing credits
Harry Chandlee (story) (as Harry E. Chandlee) and
Douglas W. Churchill (story)

Robert Riskin (dialogue)

Jo Swerling (adaptation)

Dorothy Howell (continuity)

Produced by
Harry Cohn .... producer
Frank Capra .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
David Broekman (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Joseph Walker (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Gene Milford (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Stephen Goosson (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles C. Coleman .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Edward Bernds .... sound engineer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bernhard Kaun .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Edward Shulter .... technical director (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
89 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric System)
Certification:
Portugal:M/6 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #1325-R: 29 August 1935 for re-release) | USA:G (TV rating)

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Trivia:
The opening cast credits list ten names, while the end credits lists only seven of the ten, with character names. Hence the opening credits are used in the IMDb cast list.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Stew Smith is married, his colleagues make fun of him in the press room. At that moment his wife calls and he walks over to the phone with his pipe in his mouth. However, when he picks up the phone, the pipe disappears.See more »
Quotes:
Smythe, The Butler:The gentleman from the Tribune.
Stew Smith:There's no gentlemen at the Tribune.
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Must-see for film buffs, 28 August 1999
Author: Joel-61

This very early Capra film is a must-see for several reasons. Jean Harlow is unusually cast as a straight society high-brow. Although the role could easily be played as a caricature, she brings to it appealing depth and vulnerability. Loretta Young is radiant. And Robert Williams delivers an eccentric performance that seems far ahead of its time. I had never seen nor heard of him before. Capra's populism here consists mostly of: let the classes stay in their places, they don't mix very well. A surprisingly literate and engaging film.

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