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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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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$286,000 (estimated)
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William A. Wellman replaced the original director, William Dieterle, when Dieterle became ill. Michael Curtiz took over as director when Wellman had to start directing College Coach (1933). See more »

Goofs

At the 5.5 minute mark, camera equipment is visible in the car reflection. See more »

Quotes

Alison Drake: Listen, Cooper, no more flowers. Don't get sentimental. Understand?
Cooper: But, Alison?
Alison Drake: Miss Drake.
Cooper: But last night?
Alison Drake: Forget last night.
Cooper: But, out at your home, I...
Alison Drake: This is my office. I'm only interested in making automobiles here. That's what you're being paid for. Is that plain?
Cooper: Yes. I guess it is.
Alison Drake: That'll be all.
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References Footlight Parade (1933) See more »

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Shanghai Lil
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played on a phonograph at Alison's apartment
Also played on the organ during the first swimming pool scene
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A movie with its feet firmly planted on BOTH the Pre- and Post-Code eras!
8 March 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a very strange film. On one hand, it's very much a so-called "Pre-Code" film because it was made before the new and tougher Production Code. As such, the film is rather frank about sex and seems amoral through the first half. Ruth Chatterton's very liberated character is all business by day, but by night she wants her male employees to service her like stud bulls!! Then, if they fall in love with her, they are cast aside and transferred to another branch of the company. However, it's also like a Post-Code movie in the second half because it tries to completely undo the first half of the film--and even goes so far as to say that it's NOT a woman's place to be running any business! Chatterton, uncharacteristically, seems to agree with this by the time the movie ends!! It's like a case of amnesia or multiple personality!! This inconsistency really helped to undo the movie for me. Had they kept Chatterton cold and sexually charged throughout the film, it really would have made more sense and been more salacious--something that you really expect in the most extreme Pre-Code films. As is, parts are enjoyable and parts are really dull and conventional. An interesting but far from perfect film. How anyone can give this rather ordinary film a score of 10 is just bizarre.


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