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Director:
Writers:
Robert Presnell Sr. (screen play)
David Boehm (based on a play by)
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Release Date:
11 February 1933 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A working girl is menaced by her tyrannical employer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Warren William ... Kurt Anderson

Loretta Young ... Madeline
Wallace Ford ... Martin West

Alice White ... Polly
Hale Hamilton ... Monroe
Albert Gran ... Ross
Marjorie Gateson ... Mrs. Hickox
Ruth Donnelly ... Miss Hall

Frank Reicher ... Garfinkle
Charles Sellon ... Higgins
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank McGlynn Sr. ... The Editor (scenes deleted)
Oscar Apfel ... Board of Directors Member #5 (uncredited)
Harry C. Bradley ... Employee Who Refuses Paycut (uncredited)
Helene Chadwick ... Attendee at Meeting of Department Heads (uncredited)
Berton Churchill ... Mr. Bradford (uncredited)
Jesse De Vorska ... Jewish Football Customer (uncredited)
Neal Dodd ... Minister at Wedding (uncredited)

Clarence Geldart ... Board of Directors Member (uncredited)
Sam Godfrey ... First Fired Employee (uncredited)
Muriel Gordon ... Minor Role (uncredited)

George Irving ... Newspaper Owner (uncredited)

Allen Jenkins ... Sweeney - Store Detective (uncredited)
Marcia Mae Jones ... Flower Girl at Wedding (uncredited)

Charles Lane ... Shoe Salesman (uncredited)
James T. Mack ... Old Man at Party (uncredited)
Helen Mann ... Josie - a Salesgirl (uncredited)
Sam McDaniel ... Hotel Janitor (uncredited)
Edward McWade ... Second Fired Employee (uncredited)
Zita Moulton ... Marion - Anderson's Receptionist (uncredited)
William J. O'Brien ... Sweet Adeline Singer (uncredited)
Franklin Parker ... Second Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Russ Powell ... Party Chef (uncredited)
Jason Robards Sr. ... Commercial Artist (uncredited)
Florence Roberts ... Shoe Customer (uncredited)
Henry Stockbridge ... Swanson - First Witness at Wedding (uncredited)
Ellinor Vanderveer ... Attendee at Meeting of Department Heads (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Evans - Second Witness at Wedding (uncredited)
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Directed by
Roy Del Ruth 
 
Writing credits
Robert Presnell Sr. (screen play) (as Robert Presnell)

David Boehm (based on a play by)

Produced by
Lucien Hubbard .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Barney McGill (photography)
 
Film Editing by
James Gibbon 
 
Art Direction by
Robert M. Haas 
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chuck Hansen .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra
Bernhard Kaun .... composer: title music (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
75 min
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Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #2700) (22 September 1936, for re-release) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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Quotes:
Denton Ross:She's blackmailing me! I'm caught like a rat in a trap! I'll be ruined! Franklin Monroe might hear of it! Anderson, you know all about women. What am I to do?
Kurt Anderson:Why don't you kill her?
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I Found a Million Dollar Baby (In a Five and Ten Cent Store)See more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Power and love games backstage at a big New York department store, 28 May 2000
Author: psteier from New York

Warren William (Kurt Anderson) gets to dominate the picture as a ruthless department store manager who throws away employees, suppliers and women without pity. Alice White (Polly Dale) is also exceptional as the women he uses to seduce and control men he can't dominate otherwise.

An interesting look at a workplace in the depth of the depression. The department store sets are also interesting for showing retail design of the time.

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