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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 »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
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Hugely entertaining. Enjoyable throughout. Highly recommended. See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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)

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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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #2700) (22 September 1936, for re-release) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Quotes:
Kurt Anderson:When did YOU develop principles?
Polly Dale:Oh, I saved a couple out of the crash.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in A Simple Game of Catch (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Hugely entertaining. Enjoyable throughout. Highly recommended., 19 February 2004
Author: chipe from Brooklyn NY

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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