A nervous woman-shy office clerk, already troubled by an amorous female co-worker, suddenly has to deal with a very forward and attractive young woman who has sneaked into his apartment - and doesn't want to leave.
Edward Everett Horton,
Patsy Ruth Miller,
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Edward Everett Horton
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Edward G. Robinson,
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Juan Bustillo Oro
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The most interesting part of this film for me was watching the early work of cinematographer Greg Toland. Years later Toland would photograph Citizen Kane. It is hardly a tour de force of his talents but it does have some of his touches on display. His use of composition in the foreground and background is here. So is his use of semi-deep focus and stark black and white contrasts. Toland was clearly ahead of his time when this was made in 1932. A film as a whole has the look of classic cinema. Very unusual for 1932.
The script is very wordy and tends to advance at a snails pace but Toland's interesting compositions kept it moving along for me.
Also interesting to me is the way this film foreshadows Mr Smith Goes To Washington. In Mr Smith, a young, naive senator goes to Washington and absolutely refuses to be drawn into a world of corruption. In Washington Masquerade just the opposite happens. The hero succumbs to first sexual and then monetary corruption. In that respect, I found it a more interesting idea than Mr Smith.
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