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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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Drama | Romance

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12 March 1932 (USA)  »

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Love on a Budget  »

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1.37 : 1
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Film debut of James Ellison. See more »

Goofs

During a phone conversation, Loretta Young (Buster) accepts a date to go to "the dance" with Elmer(James Ellison). Walter( Norman Foster) was the intended date for Buster's roommate, Edna. Later, at the dance party, Buster is seen only with Wally, though Elmer is in the background dancing with another woman. There is no interaction between Buster and Elmer to explain their separation. See more »

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Singin' in the Bathtub
(uncredited)
Music by Michael Cleary
Played when Georgine is doing her washing in the tub
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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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