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Employees' Entrance (1933)

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

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Madeline
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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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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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11 February 1933 (USA)  »

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Guerra bianca  »

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$188,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Polly Dale: Hello, Mr. Anderson.
Kurt Anderson: Oh, it's you. I didn't know you with all your clothes on.
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Soundtracks

You're the Flower of My Heart, Sweet Adeline
(1903) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Armstrong
Words by Richard H. Gerard
Sung by Wallace Ford and others at the party
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Hugely entertaining. Enjoyable throughout. Highly recommended.
19 February 2004 | by (Brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of the best B movies. Don't miss it. While it is no Citizen Kane, I found it to be a flawless 1 hour, 14 minute joy -- great satire, comedy, social and economic commentary and a fast-paced, well written, interwoven and witty screenplay . There is not a dull or wasted moment in the movie. It moves along and builds as it goes. All the loose ends are tied together and resolved in the exciting conclusion as Warren William juggles a frantic attempt to get a last minute voting proxy, a number of romances, some personnel changes and alliances and even some gunplay. Wow! And there is a huge number of situations and strategy about department store management and sales promotions. It is also an unusual movie in that it is gloriously politically INcorrect: the "bad guy" triumphs for a change. It is quite risque; a good example of a pre-code movie. Warren William gives an "over the top" bravura performance. Albert Gran and Alice White shine. Wallace Ford and Loretta Young do fine.

I see that most users gave it an 8 out of 10. I gave it a 9.


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