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Secrets of a Secretary (1931)

 -  Drama  -  5 September 1931 (USA)
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Helen Blake
Herbert Marshall ...
Lord Danforth
Georges Metaxa ...
Frank D'Agnoll
Betty Lawford ...
Sylvia Merritt
Mary Boland ...
Mrs. Merritt
Berton Churchill ...
Mr. Merritt
Averell Harris ...
Don Marlow
Betty Garde ...
Dorothy White
Hugh O'Connell ...
Charlie Rickenbacker
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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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Mrs. Merritt: Now go in there and start sending back your wedding presents. And then go upstairs and begin packing for our trip to the Far East.
Sylvia Merritt: But I don't like the Far East.
Mrs. Merritt: I know you don't. That's why you're going!
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Cielito Lindo
Written by Quirino Mendoza y Cortés
Danced by Claudette Colbert and Georges Metaxa
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Enjoyable pre-code drama
6 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An enjoyable, well-acted pre-code, not very risqué except in theme. Claudette C is wonderful and so is Mary Boland, the upscale Marie Dressler.

I found this movie posted in full on youtube, a pleasant surprise, as I've never heard of it. A good way to spend an hour and fifteen minutes.

Claudette's character has to take a job as a social secretary upon her father's death, as she finds out he was broke. Just before he died, she had married a good-for-nothing on a whim, a wild night out. He leaves her when he finds out she is poor and starts working as a gigolo at a local club. When she meets an aristocrat after her heart, he is due to marry her former friend, the uppity daughter of her new boss, who is secretly see Claudette's sleazy husband. Complications arise...


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