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Release Date:
8 April 1932 (USA) See more »
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A married woman, her husband and her lover. | Add synopsis »
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"I'm just a young girl living by her hips." See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Lili Damita ... Germaine

Charles Ruggles ... Bunny West

Roland Young ... Gerald Gray

Thelma Todd ... Claire Mathewson

Cary Grant ... Stephen Mathewson
Irving Bacon ... Sparks
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Davison Clark ... Studio Official (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Manager of Neopolitan Hotel (uncredited)
Claire Dodd ... Chou-Chou (uncredited)
Alex Melesh ... Porter (uncredited)
Donald Novis ... Singing Gondolier (uncredited)
Tiny Sandford ... Porter (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ... Boulevardier (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Man in the Manhole (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Tuttle 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Henry Falk  play "Pouche" (as Henri Falk)
Benjamin Glazer 
Avery Hopwood  play "Naughty Cinderella"
George Marion Jr. 
René Peter  play "Pouche"

Produced by
Benjamin Glazer .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Ralph Rainger 
W. Franke Harling (uncredited)
John Leipold (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Victor Milner 
 
Sound Department
Jack A. Goodrich .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Fred Archer .... still photographer (uncredited)
Lucien Ballard .... assistant camera (uncredited)
William C. Mellor .... camera operator (uncredited)
William Rand .... camera operator (uncredited)
Guy Roe .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Rudolph G. Kopp .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Arthur Lange .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jean Negulesco .... technical director (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
80 min
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Black and White (partially tinted)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Trivia:
Some prints of film have blue-tinted night scenes.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: When Bunny and Stephen, carrying his javelins, after arriving back unexpectedly from his trip to the Olympics, go into the next room, a large shadow of the boom microphone can be seen moving on the doorway and wall behind it.See more »
Quotes:
Bunny West:1. Am I a pal or am I a pal?
Gerald Gray:2. I don't know which
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Movie Connections:
Remake of Good and Naughty (1926)See more »
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"I'm just a young girl living by her hips.", 2 December 2014
Author: utgard14 from USA

Well this is a weird one. It's a Pre-Code sex comedy with very odd casting. Thelma Todd is cheating on her husband, Olympic javelin thrower Cary Grant. Wait until you see who she's cheating with -- Roland fricking Young! That's right, the mousy mumbly guy from Topper. On what planet, I ask you...on what planet!?! Anyway, to cover for their affair, Young hires Lili Damita to pose as his wife. Gradually he and Damita fall for each other.

Notable for being the feature film debut of screen legend Cary Grant, who makes quite an impression in his first scene. Cary's great in his minor role. Young is fine but I never liked his character enough to get invested in the story. Same with Todd. Damita is sexy but I couldn't understand half of what she said with her thick French accent. Charlie Ruggles does his usual shtick. If you're familiar with him, you'll realize he's very much an acquired taste. He's tolerable here though. Frank Tuttle's direction is nice. I think the blue-tinted night scenes are a good touch. Love the opening few minutes. It's an amusing movie at first but grows less so as each minute passes. It helps that the mood stays light. Didn't find much of it believable and, like I said, I didn't like the main characters much. Swapping Young and Grant's roles might have improved the overall picture. Although then we'd have the absurd image of Young as an Olympic athlete. But that's no more ridiculous than him being able to take any woman from Cary Grant. It's not a bad film and there's certainly enough of interest to entertain most classic film fans. Definitely one Cary Grant fans will want to see at least once.

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