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Female (1933)

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Alison Drake, the tough-minded executive of an automobile factory, succeeds in the man's world of business until she meets an independent design engineer.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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George Brent ...
Jim Thorne
Lois Wilson ...
Harriet
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Cooper
Ruth Donnelly ...
Miss Frothingham
Ferdinand Gottschalk ...
Pettigrew
Phillip Reed ...
Freddie Claybourne
Gavin Gordon ...
Briggs
Kenneth Thomson ...
Red
Huey White ...
Puggy
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George Mumford (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Spencer Charters ...
Tom
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Storyline

Alison is owner and successful manager of an automobile factory. She also has a good relation to her employees - especially the male ones, which she is known to invite to her bed for some time and then dump quickly. Only the inventor Jim Thorne refuses her offers - will she fire or marry him? Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Release Date:

11 November 1933 (USA)  »

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Female  »

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Budget:

$286,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The pool is the same one that can be seen in the musical number "By a Waterfall" from the Warner Bros. production "Footlight Parade", also released 1933. In this film, the scenes there are photographed with a different camera angle and while reusing the song "Shanghai Lil" from that other film. See more »

Goofs

Approx 4 minutes in: (While Alison is talking with Harrier Brown) The placement of the crane, and the puffs of dark smoke outside the window change abruptly; it is obvious that the filming was not done in a continuous take. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Jim Thorne: What about you?
Alison Drake: Oh, you didn't know? I'm gonna have nine children.
Jim Thorne: Is that all?
Alison Drake: That's all.
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Soundtracks

Painting the Clouds with Sunshine
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph Burke
Played when Alison parks her car and walks over to the shooting gallery
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a winner she was, 'till they made her cry...
16 November 2003 | by (scotland) – See all my reviews

I think that this was one of the most incredible and yet most under-rated films for it's time. For even though they ended with the woman succumbing to the whim of man and the traditional "woman's role", it still spoke miles for the woman. She was strong, brave, and did everything that a man could do and wasn't ashamed and had they only kept her going she could have been great. In fact, she could have won. But did she really lose? I don't think so, because maybe it showed something more about the female mystique, something that people missed because they thought that it only showed how a woman in power breaks down under pressure. What if they were really trying to show something deeper...I don't know now I am getting lost...too many things going through my mind to explain. Nonetheless, I do know that I was in awe after watching this film and it has had a lasting impression on me ever since.


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