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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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(2 articles)
Clara Bow, Andrei Tarkovsky, Audrey Hepburn Movies
 (From Alt Film Guide. 20 April 2012, 7:23 PM, PDT)

New York's "Essential Pre-Code" Series: Week 1
 (From MUBI. 4 August 2011, 12:48 PM, PDT)

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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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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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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
The All-Business Triangle, 10 September 2007
Author: movingpicturegal from Los Angeles

A standout performance by Warren William as Anderson, the hard, uncompromising, ruthless and feared-by-most General Manager of a giant department store helps make this a really excellent and interesting film. With climbing profits over the years, the depression has hit the store with a downfall and Anderson is put in complete charge to boost up sales - and he will go so far as to ruin any man who doesn't live up to his high expectations. He likes women, but not for marriage - his motto towards females is "love 'em and leave 'em". He soon meets beautiful Loretta Young who is desperate to get a job at the store, apparently a hard nut to crack (and she, apparently, will do whatever it takes to get it as she spends the night with him at his apartment despite her indication she would like to go home). Anyway - she's hired on as a model even after she said she would like to be hired for her "brain" - okey dokey - and soon has met and married a gung-ho salesman (Wallace Ford) who has been promoted as Anderson's new assistant. Anderson believes that a man should be married to his "job" only - so the marriage is kept a secret, and the workaholic boss expects his assistant to be there by his side pretty much night and day.

Okay, this is a really terrific pre-code film, entertaining through every scene, and featuring one of my thirties favorites, Warren William, who pretty much steals the film. As for the women, though Loretta Young is fine in her part here and looks really gorgeous - it is the scenes with adorable Alice White that are the most fun to watch as she plays Polly, a blonde who takes extra pay from Anderson to do his bidding seducing male employees for various purposes. A very enjoyable film and a treat to see.

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