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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11 November 1933 (USA)  »

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$286,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The exterior of Alison Drake's house was shot on location at the famous Ennis House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Alison Drake: What's happened to me? I'm getting petty!
[Lights a cigarette]
Alison Drake: Look here, what kind of woman do men like? How do they want them to act?
Pettigrew: Well, that depends. A man of Jim Thorne's type, for example, wants a woman who'll look up to him. Gentle. Feminine. Someone he can protect. That's because Jim Thorne is strong and - rather primitive, perhaps. The dominate male, my dear.
Alison Drake: Gentle and feminine, eh? So that's what they want. Well, we strive to please.
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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

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Show Me the Way to Go Home
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Played by a carousel at the second amusement park
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Female President of an Automobile Company!
14 May 2003 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie! The Art Deco sets are great - especially Miss Drake's house. (High up in the entry hall there is a balcony with a live organist!). Here are some facts: The assembly line for the "Drake" automobile is actually footage of the assembly line for the 1932 Plymouth. That beautiful town car she travels in is a Cord L-29 (as it pulls away listen to that beautiful whine of the front-wheel-drive transmission). George Brent drive a 1929 Packard. (Guess my obsession!)


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