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Robert Lord (story)
Charles Kenyon (adaptation)
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Release Date:
23 April 1932 (USA) See more »
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Lois is the editor of the 400 Magazine and is a work-a-holic. When Tom comes to her office to sell her a rowing machine... See more » | Add synopsis »
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DVD Review: "Forbidden Hollywood Volumes 4 And 5"
 (From CinemaRetro. 26 August 2012, 3:47 AM, PDT)

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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kay Francis ... Lois Ames
David Manners ... Thomas 'Tom' / 'Tommy' Sherman
Una Merkel ... Ruth 'Ruthie' Holman

Andy Devine ... Andy Doyle
Kenneth Thomson ... Fred 'Freddie' Ames
Claire Dodd ... Ann Le Maire
Elizabeth Patterson ... Miss Harper, Lois' Secretary
Edward Van Sloan ... Mr. Walters, French & Sprague Manager
Robert Greig ... Harper (scenes deleted)
Frank Coghlan Jr. ... Youngster in Store (as Junior Coghlan)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Chefe ... Impatient Man in Lois's Office (uncredited)
Betty Farrington ... New Secretary (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Fred's Party Guest (uncredited)
Douglas Gerrard ... Mr. Orca (uncredited)
Charlotte Merriam ... Miss Smith, Receptionist (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Speakeasy Waiter (uncredited)
Jack Trent ... Fred's Party Guest (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Waiter at Fred's Party (uncredited)

Directed by
William Dieterle 
 
Writing credits
Robert Lord (story)

Charles Kenyon (adaptation)

Produced by
Hal B. Wallis .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Bernhard Kaun (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Gregg Toland 
 
Film Editing by
James Gibbon 
 
Art Direction by
Anton Grot 
 
Costume Design by
Earl Luick (gowns)
 
Sound Department
Oliver S. Garretson .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Perry Finnerman .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Bert Shipman .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Homer Van Pelt .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra
 
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  • Warner Bros. (1932) (USA) (theatrical) (as Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.)
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USA:62 min
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Guy Kibbee (Devins) and Virginia Sale (Miss Winkler) are listed in studio records for acting in this movie, but were not seen. Robert Greig is credited onscreen as Harper, a role played by Elizabeth Patterson.See more »
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Can't We Talk It OverSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Husband or Secretary?, 18 December 2007
Author: wes-connors from Earth

Beautiful Kay Francis (as Lois Ames) is a busy magazine editor; her suave husband Kenneth Thomson (as Freddie Ames) enjoys playing polo, and having affairs. When Ms. Francis' secretary bids adieu, she hires good looking David Manners (as Tommy Sherman) as a replacement. Mr. Manners is engaged to Una Merkel (as Ruth Holman), who is, naturally, jealous of her beau's demanding bosswoman. Manners' roommate Andy Devine (as Andy) reads "True Confessions" magazines, and pines for Ms. Merkel.

Watching Francis and Thomson fall for each other is enjoyable. Even better is watching Francis and Thomson falling out of love - especially, the sequence beginning when he prepares cocktails, as she slips a note under his door: "Darling, I've been waiting up to see you. Somehow we've drifted apart and its chiefly my fault. Let's make up. Lois." Their final realization, and their goodbye, is very sweet, and well-played. Thomson is certainly the film's best supporting actor; and, thankfully, he doesn't try to sing! Within a year, he would become one of the founding members of SAG (the Screen Actors Guild).

***** Man Wanted (4/23/32) William Dieterle ~ Kay Francis, David Manners, Kenneth Thomson, Una Merkel

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