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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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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:
Kurt Anderson:With your looks you shouldn't have any trouble finding a job.
Madeleine Walters West:Thank you, but I'd rather be employed for my brain.
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24 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Runs Like Clockwork, 8 August 2005
Author: tedg (tedg@FilmsFolded.com) from Virginia Beach

This is a remarkable little movie.

It has a bad guy that you actually have to like. Most of the story is spent setting him up as a conventional villain, a ruthless guy who capriciously ruins lives. A hateful, selfish man, arrogant and exploitative.

Along the way, he sleeps with a pretty employee and then when he finds she is married to his protégé he tries to ruin the pair. A man he fired kills himself, and the pretty girl (Loretta Young) tries to. In his manner, he is as brusque and offensive as he can be. He hires a floozy to compromise a fellow executive. He harangues everyone.

And yet by the end you actually like the guy and are surprised at being tricked into doing so. He fights to avoid laying off thousands of employees (because of the depression) in a fight to the death with the bankers. He proves to be honest, if misogynistic.

The two girls are incredibly sexy, as this was made just before the code slammed the shutters on women in film.

Alice White plays the floozy just before a sex scandal ruined her career a second time. She had previous been "helped" by a few directors including Chaplin. We are seeing a real fading flapper here.

Loretta Young, at 20 is as beautifully photographed as she would ever be. How odd to see the pretty girl as one who could be seduced so... twice.

But that's all by the way. The writing of this thing is so competent it rocked me back. I watch a lot of movies and usually have to let my imagination fill in for various deficiencies. Not so here. The writer of this also did the "Kennel Murder Case" of the same year, also excellent.

Excellent again. A good old straight ahead movie that fools you into thinking it is straight ahead and then it turns things a bit upside down.

Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching.

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