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Director:
Writers:
Alberta Stedman Eagan (based on a novel by)
Lillie Hayward (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
5 November 1932 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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)

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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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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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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Comin' Thro' the RyeSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Racy Title; Tame Enough Script, 28 December 2012
Author: misctidsandbits from United States

This is an amazing one to see, especially for early days of the actors we're more familiar with decades later. Was Louis Calhern ever young? Even here, he has a very mature look. There's a very placid and pleasing Loretta Young, mostly philosophic, never very ruffled for long by the twists and turns that come her way. Her wild roomie, Una, is no end of fun, getting ruffled enough for the both of them. David Manners caught my eye and looked for other movies with him, his having left Hollywood after less than a decade or so in favor of stage work. Very handsome young man, who reminded me of Jeffrey Lynn, who also wasn't around very long, in his case, to pursue another career altogether. George Brent transfers his usual low key portrayal from the last time you saw him. Surprisingly lively and interesting older movie.

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