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Play Girl (1932)

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

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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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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

Georgine Hicks: [Wind blows away a pair of panties hang drying in the window] Oh! Oh! Oh-oh-oh!
Buster 'Bus' Green Dennis: What's the matter?
Georgine Hicks: Oh, there goes my last panties!
Buster 'Bus' Green Dennis: Well, now what are you gonna do?
Georgine Hicks: Keep off of step ladders.
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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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Loretta was never more beautiful
7 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

Loretta Young is perfectly lit here, which enhances her beauty immeasurably, and she is quite believable in this role. I first saw her in her later movies--and on her TV show, swirling through the door every week--so it's quite a revelation to see her at the absolute peak of her talent and looks. Winnie Lightner does her usual gum-chewing, wisecracking shtick, and the rest of the cast is quite good. The script is a little weak, and things get a bit maudlin at times, although the pre-code one-liners are fun. (Winnie, as her bloomers blow off the makeshift clothesline and out the window: "Oh, that was my last pair of panties!" Loretta: "What will you do?" Winnie: "Stay off of ladders!")


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