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The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1932)

 -  Comedy  -  13 February 1932 (USA)
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Sophisticated comedy: a trio of money hungry women who all have sugar daddies who keep them in the lap of luxury, even as they drive the men crazy. Each woman represents a different ... See full summary »

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Schatzi Sutro
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Polaire Quinn
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Sophisticated comedy: a trio of money hungry women who all have sugar daddies who keep them in the lap of luxury, even as they drive the men crazy. Each woman represents a different personality type, from sensitive, to kind-hearted, to difficult and untrustworthy. Set in the age of jazz, the twenties come roaring back with immorality and in-fighting. Written by SindyMac

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Three gold diggers out for a little quick silver! They started out as working girls but ended working men. "Give and Let Give" was their battle-cry as they charged the men-brigade---And how they charged! See more »

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Adapted from a Broadway play by Zoe Akins, "The Greeks Had a Word for It". Since it dealt with a group of modern-day courtesans, the title was on the Hays Office banned list. Therefore, the last word in the title was changed to "Them". The original Broadway production opened at the Sam H. Harris Theater on September 25, 1930 Theater and ran for 253 performances. See more »

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Schatzi: Look, she doesn't have a man - you'd think she'd be afraid of catching cold.
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Critics of 2007 do not share same thoughts as those of 1932
5 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I read with interest the comments of the critic for "Three Broadway Girls." Then I saw the movie. I must say that in accordance with the critic's 2007 standards, he was quite correct in his analysis. However, I am now 80 years old and remember the pictures in those days fairly well. I would say that the critic must be in his 30's or 40's for he evaluates the content and acting with those skills of 2007. If he were a critic in 1932 or the 30's for that matter, I think he would find this a 'charming' bit of humorous story telling. I would offer that those who criticize motion pictures should take into account the era in which they were made, and NOT evaluate them with the 2007 era standards.


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