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Employees' Entrance (1933)

TV-PG  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  11 February 1933 (USA)
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A working girl is menaced by her tyrannical employer.

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Madeline
Wallace Ford ...
Martin West
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Polly
Hale Hamilton ...
Monroe
Albert Gran ...
Ross
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. Hickox
Ruth Donnelly ...
Miss Hall
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Garfinkle
Charles Sellon ...
Higgins
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Frank McGlynn Sr. ...
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Kurt Anderson is the tyrannical manager of a New York department store in financial straits. He thinks nothing of firing an employee of more than 20 years or of toying with the affections of every woman he meets. One such victim is Madeline, a beautiful young woman in need of a job. Anderson hires her as a salesgirl, but not before the two spend the night together. Madeline is ashamed, especially after she falls for Martin West, a rising young star at the store. Her biggest fear is that Martin finds out the truth about her "career move." Written by <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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11 February 1933 (USA)  »

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Last film for silent picture star Robert Gran, who died in an auto accident before the film was finished and released (notice he does not appear in the later part of the film). See more »

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Polly Dale: There's nothing like a nice snappy game of chess to get you down.
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The Wedding March
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From "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
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True today as ever
27 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The ethic of working employees like pack mules, without regard for their personal lives (as if they were allowed to have them!) portrayed in the film was shocking to me. I saw the film in Silicon Valley, and it could have been portraying any of the overtime-obsessed companies around today. Its prescience was indeed, amazing. My eyes bugged open more with each turn of how outlandish can the Boss get. "A primer on sexual harassment" one comment on the film said, and it certainly was enjoyable to watch the slap & smack fest in the office. The other employees and board members round out the cast of anyone you work with today: from butt-coverers to disconnected semi-retirees who find the idea of showing up at the office an inconvenience to their day. My popcorn was untouched, because my mouth was either gasping or laughing, too quickly switching from one to the next to get a munch in edgewise.


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