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Play-Girl (1932)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  12 March 1932 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
Winnie Lightner ...
Georgine Hicks
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Buster 'Bus' Green Dennis
Norman Foster ...
Wallace 'Wally' Dennis
Guy Kibbee ...
'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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Film debut of James Ellison. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

This Is My Love Song
(uncredited)
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Played when Wally takes Buster onto the dance floor and then to the booth
Played often throughout the picture
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You Can Bet on Loretta Young
18 January 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Transfers at the "Mayfield Department Store" result in beautiful Loretta Young (as Buster "Bus" Green) being assigned to "Infants Wear" while comic relief pal Winnie Lightner (as Georgine Hicks) is sent to "Plumbing Supplies". The women, who share a bed, are unhappy with the new assignments. At home, they arrange a dancing date with Ms. Young's boyfriend James Ellison (as Elmer) and pal Norman Foster (as Wallace "Wally" Dennis), a "blind date" for Ms. Lightner. But, Mr. Foster thinks Young is "hot" and begins to pursue her. The two unexpectedly fall in love, but Foster has a dark secret. He's a compulsive gambler...

Meanwhile, sharp-tongued Lightner is romanced by older man Guy Kibbee (as "Finky" Finkelwald). This is a strange, carelessly scripted story about the effects of gambling. The heroine's problems, caused by her gambling husband, are alleviated by her own gambling; it doesn't make sense. An interesting point of characterization is that when Young's character was born, her mother died; for this reason, she is supposedly reluctant to marry, and have children. She is mistakenly called a "Play-Girl". But, Young and the cast are enjoyable. In real life, Young was close to co-star Foster; he married her sister, actress Sally Blane.

***** Play-Girl (3/12/32) Ray Enright ~ Loretta Young, Winnie Lightner, Norman Foster, James Ellison


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