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Writers:
Gene Markey (screen play) &
Kathryn Scola (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
11 November 1933 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Chatterton eats men for breakfast in this pre code gem See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ruth Chatterton ... Alison Drake
George Brent ... Jim Thorne

Lois Wilson ... Harriet

Johnny Mack Brown ... Cooper
Ruth Donnelly ... Miss Frothingham
Ferdinand Gottschalk ... Pettigrew
Phillip Reed ... Freddie Claybourne
Gavin Gordon ... Briggs
Kenneth Thomson ... Red
Huey White ... Puggy

Douglass Dumbrille ... George Mumford (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Spencer Charters ... Tom
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irving Bacon ... Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
Edmund Breese ... Board Member (uncredited)
Edmund Burns ... Alison's Secretary (uncredited)
Wallis Clark ... Board Member (uncredited)
Edward Cooper ... James - Alison's Second Butler (uncredited)
Tom Costello ... Draftsman (uncredited)
Joseph Crehan ... Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
Frank Darien ... Ed - the Comptroller (uncredited)
William B. Davidson ... Department Head (uncredited)
Sidney De Gray ... Board Member (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Shooting Gallery Onlooker (uncredited)

Charley Grapewin ... Drunk at Hamburger Stand (uncredited)
Harrison Greene ... Man with Pig (uncredited)
Robert Greig ... James - Alison's Main Butler (uncredited)
Lew Harvey ... Man Trying to Pick Up Alison (uncredited)
Henry Hebert ... Board Member (uncredited)
Edward Keane ... Department Head (uncredited)
Emmett King ... Board Member (uncredited)
Robert McKenzie ... Grocery Store Proprietor (uncredited)
King Mojave ... Secretary (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Board Member (uncredited)
Jean Muir ... Miss Joyce - Jim's Secretary (uncredited)
Vesey O'Davoren ... Footman (uncredited)
George Offerman Jr. ... Gus - Second Office Boy (uncredited)
Henry Otho ... Shooting Gallery Onlooker (uncredited)
Rafaela Ottiano ... Della - Alison's Maid (uncredited)
George Ovey ... Dance Floor Extra (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Man with Thorne's Blueprints (uncredited)
Willard Robertson ... Department Head (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Board Member (uncredited)
Ethel Wales ... Alison's Secretary (uncredited)
Walter Walker ... Board Member Jarratt (uncredited)
Juliet Ware ... Red's Wife (uncredited)
Robert Warwick ... Attorney Bradley (uncredited)
Charles C. Wilson ... Private Detective Falihee (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Footman at Pool (uncredited)
Dick Winslow ... First Office Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Curtiz 
William Dieterle (uncredited)
William A. Wellman (uncredited) (17 scenes)
 
Writing credits
Gene Markey (screen play) &
Kathryn Scola (screen play)

Donald Henderson Clarke (suggested by a story by) (as Donald Henderson Clark)

Produced by
Robert Presnell Sr. .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Sidney Hickox (photography) (as Sid Hickox)
 
Film Editing by
Jack Killifer (edited by)
 
Art Direction by
Jack Okey 
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (gowns)
 
Art Department
G.W. Berntsen .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
I.A. Brown .... sound (uncredited)
Charles Lang .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
M.A. Anderson .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Thomas Brannigan .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson .... chief electrician (uncredited)
Dudie Maschmeyer .... grip (uncredited)
William McNally .... grip (uncredited)
Robert Robinson .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Scotty Welbourne .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... conductor: Vitaphone orchestra
Sammy Fain .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Stanley Logan .... dialogue director (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
60 min | Germany:58 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Canada:PG (Manitoba/Nova Scotia) (DVD) | Canada:G (Ontario/Quebec) (DVD) | USA:Unrated | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Trivia:
When Jack L. Warner saw the initial version of the film, as directed largely by William A. Wellman, he disliked the performance of the actor playing George Cooper, and insisted that all the scenes featuring him be re-shot with Johnny Mack Brown brought in to play Cooper. Because Wellman was no longer available, Michael Curtiz was brought in to direct the re-shot scenes. Curiously, Curtiz ended up getting the only directing credit in the final cut of the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: At the 5.5 minute mark, camera equipment is visible in the car reflection.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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Movie Connections:
Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
Old Man Sunshine (Little Boy Bluebird)See more »

FAQ

What make are those cars coming out of the Drake Auto Factory?
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Chatterton eats men for breakfast in this pre code gem, 18 March 2011
Author: M. J Arocena from New Zealand

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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