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Three Wise Girls (1932)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  9 February 1932 (USA)
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Cassie has come to New York and goes to work as a model where her friend Gladys works. She falls in love with wealthy young Jerry who is already married. Gladys has the same probelm with ... See full summary »

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Cassie Barnes
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Gladys Kane
Walter Byron ...
Jerry Dexter
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Dot
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Jimmy Callahan - Chauffeur
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Ruth Dexter
Jameson Thomas ...
Arthur Phelps
Lucy Beaumont ...
Mrs. Barnes, Cassie's Mother
Kathrin Clare Ward ...
Mrs. Kane
Robert Dudley ...
Lem - the Druggist
Marcia Harris ...
Landlady
Walter Miller ...
Manager of Drugstore
Armand Kaliz ...
Andre
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Cassie has come to New York and goes to work as a model where her friend Gladys works. She falls in love with wealthy young Jerry who is already married. Gladys has the same probelm with her man Phelps. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Dot: You know, addressing envelopes ain't' as tough as it's cracked up to be.
Cassie Barnes: No?
Dot: No. There's a lot of money in it. I doped the whole thing out a while ago. At a dollar and a half a thousand, if I sell an envelope to everybody in the United States, I'd make fifty thousand dollars!
Cassie Barnes: That's swell. Have you figured out how long it's going to take you to do that?
Dot: Oh, um... About two-hundred and fifty years.
Cassie Barnes: I had no idea there was such a future in it.
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A pretty good little Pre-Code film...
24 July 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Jean Harlow plays a nice girl who is not willing to sell herself to get ahead. When her bosses try to sexually harass her, she quits--she's just not that sort of girl. So, in light of this, it's surprising when she meets and dates a nice guy--only to discover that he's already married and his estranged wife won't give him a divorce. At the same time, Harlow's friend (Mae Clark) is in a similar situation but her married boyfriend is less than honorable.

The idea of a girl dating a married man is something you just wouldn't have seen two years later--after the Production Code was strengthened and eliminated plot elements such as adultery, premarital sex or extreme violence (among others). However, despite the film trying to justify Harlow's dating a married man, the film is not nearly as salacious as some of the more notorious Pre-Code films, such as Harlow's RED-HEADED WOMAN--a film you just need to see to believe.

Overall, this is a pretty good little film despite the less than stellar and inconsistent message about morality that the film delivers. Good acting, a decent story and enough twists and turns to keep it interesting make this a good Pre-Code film.

By the way, the other "wise girl" is Marie Prevost who was included mostly for comic relief. Also, if you really care, Chillocothe is a small town in rural southern Ohio. It's best known today as a town with prisons!


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