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Play-Girl (1932)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  12 March 1932 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
Winnie Lightner ...
Georgine Hicks
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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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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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13 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Play Girl (1932)

*** (out of 4)

Irresistible pre-code about a working class girl (Loretta Young) who believes in working for something in life and not just marrying into it. She eventually falls for a compulsive gambler (Winnie Lightener) and after their married the ugly nature of gambling comes into play. This is a wickedly funny and in the end depressing little tale that works wonders in its short sixty-minute running time. Young and Lightener make for a terrific couple and the racy sexual dialogue makes for some great laughs. Young is beautiful and charming as ever and delivers a knockout performance. This was the first film I've seen Lightener in but he was wonderful as well. Edward Van Sloan has a small part as well.


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