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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:
A movie with its feet firmly planted on BOTH the Pre- and Post-Code eras! 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)
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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:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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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:
The sign on a restaurant window advertises sandwiches "with beer" in large letters. The amendment ratifying the repeal of prohibition had been ratified just weeks prior to the film's release.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Alison Drake:[throwing a pillow onto a "lounging area"] Are you naturally enthusiastic?See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Shanghai LilSee more »

FAQ

What make are those cars coming out of the Drake Auto Factory?
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15 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
A movie with its feet firmly planted on BOTH the Pre- and Post-Code eras!, 8 March 2008
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

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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