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Ursula Parrott (from a book by)
John Meehan (dialogue continuity)
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Release Date:
4 April 1931 (USA) See more »
Lisbeth is a modern woman who thinks that marriage is old fashioned. She has two men in her life; Steve... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Norma Shearer ... Lisbeth

Robert Montgomery ... Steve

Neil Hamilton ... Alan

Marjorie Rambeau ... Geneva

Irene Rich ... Celia
Hale Hamilton ... Andrew

Conchita Montenegro ... Spanish Dancer
Jed Prouty ... Harry
Albert Conti ... De Bazan

Henry Armetta ... Waiter
George Davis ... Waiter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert Livingston ... (unconfirmed)
André Cheron ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Diner (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Diner with Andrew (uncredited)
Chris-Pin Martin ... Mexican (uncredited)

Ray Milland ... 3rd Admirer (uncredited)
Sandra Morgan ... Dining Companion (uncredited)

Karen Morley ... Dining Companion (uncredited)
Edward J. Nugent ... 2nd Admirer (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Bartender (uncredited)

Kane Richmond ... 1st Admirer (uncredited)
Jack Trent ... Silent Admirer (uncredited)

Directed by
George Fitzmaurice (uncredited)
Writing credits
Ursula Parrott (from a book by)

John Meehan (dialogue continuity)

Produced by
George Fitzmaurice .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
William H. Daniels (photographed by) (as William Daniels)
Film Editing by
Hugh Wynn (film editor)
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Costume Design by
Adrian (gowns)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harold S. Bucquet .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
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81 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Neil Hamilton, "Alan," began his career as the Arrow (Shirt) Collar Man in print ads for the shirts.See more »
Revealing mistakes: During the opening of the movie, when Lisbeth (Norma Shearer) and Alan (Neil Hamilton) get off the plane they were flying in, there is no pilot visible when the plane door opens.See more »
De Bazan:This dance is to educate you. How you should arouse a man.
Lisbeth Corbin:Ha-ha. A man shouldn't need it.
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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
'30s melodrama, 10 August 2005
Author: blanche-2 from United States

This is a precode movie starring Norma Shearer, who looks gorgeous in all the gowns (and is that the way people dressed for a football game in the '30s?). Shearer plays a free spirit who doesn't believe in marriage and instead cavorts and travels with a reporter. Of course, she's kidding herself, and she wanted the wedding ring all along - when he announces he's been married the whole time and then breaks up with her, she takes up with every man she meets. This is never actually stated, which makes it kind of fun. Robert Montgomery says, "Boy, what I heard about you in Paris." Shearer: "You didn't believe it, did you?" Montgomery: "Not the first 6 or 700 times." Montgomery easily steals the movie as her funny, charming, ever-drunk good friend. It's the best role and holds up today. The other roles don't - the story is too melodramatic, acted in an old-fashioned, hand on the forehead style that dates it.

Added to that, the reporter character of Alan, played by Neil Hamilton, is despicable, making the film a frustrating experience for the viewer.

As an artifact and for the clothes and sets, you can't beat it, though.

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