A young woman's financial problems continue through a troubled marriage to a gambler.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Winnie Lightner ...
Georgine Hicks
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Wallace 'Wally' Dennis
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'Finky' Finkelwald
Dorothy Burgess ...
Edna
Noel Madison ...
Martie Happ
James Ellison ...
Elmer
Edward Van Sloan ...
Moffatt, the Boss
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sheila Bromley ...
Wedding Girl (scenes deleted)
Betty Farrington ...
Mrs. Braddock (scenes deleted)
Ralf Harolde ...
Willie (scenes deleted)
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Dance Hall Plumber (scenes deleted)
Harold Waldridge ...
Messenger (scenes deleted)
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'Bus' Green works hard at her department but dreams of a better life. She falls hard for fast talking gambler Wally who showers her with gifts. They fight, she tosses him out but learns she's pregnant. Bus leans on her best friend Georgine. Written by rharlan58

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SHE WANTED LOVE THE WORST WAY, and she got it!

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Drama | Romance

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12 March 1932 (USA)  »

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Love on a Budget  »

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Film debut of James Ellison. See more »

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Near the start of the film there are brief glimpses of various store departments. In the plumbing department, Winnie Lightner is in the background perched on a sink. That makes no sense, as it is only later on in the story that her character is reassigned from hardware to plumbing. (One publicity still for the film is a close-up of Winnie on the sink, but there is no such scene in the movie. Probably a sequence involving Winnie in the plumbing department was deleted, but then Warners decided to use that opening shot figuring nobody would notice Winnie in the background.) See more »

Quotes

Wallace 'Wally' Dennis: So you're Buster, huh? And you belong to Elmer? Oh, say it ain't so, baby, Say it ain't so!
Buster 'Bus' Green Dennis: It ain't, mister. It ain't.
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The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played briefly when the passport is shown
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Very early Loretta Young film about the impact gambling has on a young couple...
27 April 2001 | by (St. Paul, Minnesota) – See all my reviews



Very early Loretta Young film: she's not even top billed. Winnie Lightner is - an interesting younger character actress. But it really is Loretta's movie. The plot involves Loretta's character falling in love with a gambler

  • and the complications which arise. Norman Foster plays the gambler:


ironically, he married Miss Young's sister (Sally Blane) in 1937 - after being divorced from Claudette Colbert. Most memorable scenes in this movie are set in a department store circa 1932.

Movie is also notable as (apparently) the first movie of a very young James Ellison. Neither the title "Play Girl" or the alternate title "Love on a Budget" really describe this film. Entertaining melodrama from the early days of sound.


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