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Writers:
Alberta Stedman Eagan (based on a novel by)
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Release Date:
5 November 1932 (USA) See more »
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With time on his hands during a business trip, Jimmy Decker (who's engaged to his boss's daughter) romances small-town church organist Marion Cullen... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Loretta Young ... Marion Cullen
George Brent ... Dr. Travers
Una Merkel ... Dixie Dare
David Manners ... Jimmy Decker
Helen Vinson ... Enid Hollister

Louis Calhern ... Ford Humphries
Joseph Cawthorn ... Mr. Hollister (as Joe Cawthorne)

Nella Walker ... Mrs. Hollister
Elizabeth Patterson ... Mrs. Cullen
Erville Alderson ... Mr. Cullen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irving Bacon ... First Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Marion Byron ... Soda Jerk (uncredited)

Roscoe Karns ... Brad - Rehearsal Director (uncredited)
Joan Marsh ... Humphries' Receptionist (uncredited)
John Marston ... Doctor (uncredited)
Miki Morita ... Moto - Decker's Butler (uncredited)
Clarence Nordstrom ... Singer (uncredited)
Bradley Page ... Ford's Nightclub Friend (uncredited)
Bert Roach ... Mr. Goodrich (uncredited)
Frank Sheridan ... Police Chief (uncredited)
Sheila Terry ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Dorothy Coonan Wellman ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
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Directed by
Thornton Freeland 
 
Writing credits
Alberta Stedman Eagan (based on a novel by)

Lillie Hayward (screen play) &
Howard J. Green (screen play)

Produced by
Hal B. Wallis .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
James Van Trees (photography)
 
Film Editing by
James Gibbon 
 
Art Direction by
Jack Okey 
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (gowns)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra
 
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Runtime:
69 min
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Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #2639-R, 3 September 1936 for re-release)

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Early in the film, Loretta Young's character refers to herself as "just a farmer's daughter." Fifteen years later, Miss Young won an Oscar for "The Farmer's Daughter."See more »
Quotes:
Marion Cullen:I've answered ads for everything from a waitress to a lady's maid, and it's always the same old story - ten girls for every job.
Dixie Dare:My trouble's just the opposite - ten jobs and only one Dixie Dare!
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Loretta Young was so Beautiful, 11 December 2007
Author: whpratt1 from United States

This film caught my attention immediately because of the great actors in this film and Loretta Young, (Marion Cullen) who looked so radiant as a church organist in a very small church. David Manners plays the role as Jimmy Decker who comes from a rich family and is an engaged man to his boss's daughter. Jimmy Decker visits Kansas and walks into a church and is struck by the beauty of Marion Cullen who plays the hymns: "On Ward Christian Soldiers" and "Rock of Ages" which seem to captivate his heart strings. Jimmy gets deeply involved with Marion and she gets into a problem with her mother and father and they tell her she is an adopted girl and they do not think she is a good Christian and in many ways disown her. Marion runs off to New York City and seeks out Jimmy Decker and then the trouble starts for this couple in love. Great film and George Brent, (Dr. Tony Travers) gave a great supporting role. Enjoy.

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