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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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George Brent ...
Jim Thorne
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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

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Release Date:

11 November 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Boß ist eine schöne Frau  »

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Budget:

$286,000 (estimated)
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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

Red, Alison's Dance Partner at Party: [Flirting] Oh, you make these other women look like it's a hard times party.
Alison Drake: [Unimpressed] Oh, say it isn't so!
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Soundtracks

Show Me the Way to Go Home
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Played by a carousel at the second amusement park
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Chatterton eats men for breakfast in this pre code gem
18 March 2011 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This comedy should be a pre-code document, just as the code was about to be imposed. The sexual conduct of Ruth Chatterton's character is mind blowing in this 1933 flick. Reminded me of Demi Moore in "Disclosure" with a major difference, Ruth Chatterton devours her minions not because she is some kind of monster but as simple mater of fact. h inherited a man's role and she loves it. The last few minutes of "Female" are a forced betrayal of the intention and the morality tale becomes an ominous warning sign for all entrepreneurial females. So blunt! Inspite of the ending this is a gem that should be seen. I guarantee you it will leave you open mouthed. Ruth Chatterton is not just amazingly modern in her upper class Mae Westish part but her performance is truly superb


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