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His Private Secretary (1933)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  10 June 1933 (USA)
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Dick Wallace wants to marry a minister's grand-daughter but his father, who wants him to get work on his company's business, is opposed. She takes a job with the company to prove she's okay.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Evalyn Knapp ...
Marion Hall
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Reginald Barlow ...
Mr. Wallace
Alec B. Francis ...
Rev. Hall
Arthur Hoyt ...
Little
Natalie Kingston ...
Polly
Patrick Cunning ...
Van, Polly's Brother
Al St. John ...
Garage Owner Tom
Hugh Kidder ...
Jenkins, the Butler
Mickey Rentschler ...
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Dick Wallace wants to marry a minister's grand-daughter but his father, who wants him to get work on his company's business, is opposed. She takes a job with the company to prove she's okay.

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10 June 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Seine persönliche Sekretärin  »

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(Freeman Lang Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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When Dick and Marion first meet at the gas station she is by the rear left fender of his car, talking to the attendant on the other side, yet when Dick adjusts the rear view mirror we see Marion's full face instead of a left profile. Then Marion turns her back on the mirror, but when Dick adjusts it downward, we see the front of Marion's feet and legs instead of the back. Only when the camera backs off does Marion turn around and face Dick and the mirror. See more »

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Strictly small-time
5 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

As the cast list hints, the budget for this movie wasn't very generous, an impression confirmed with scenes of a "millionaire's" home and office that seem to have been filmed in the writer's apartment and with poor Evelyn Knapp having to wear the same dress again and again. The direction is strictly from hunger too--the actors are often less animated than those figures in really cheap cartoons whose jaws are the only thing to move when they talk.

Wayne is extremely pleasing as the work-shy playboy (understandable when the office is dominated by his miserable-without-being funny father), but the rest of the cast is dreary and the plot has holes you could drive a truck through. There is also an odd sense of strain about it--Wayne keeps having to prove himself, then the girl has to prove herself--which seems an implicit acknowledgment of Depression conditions. Yet, if this isn't a film around which to base an evening's entertainment, it has some cute wisecracks and it's satisfyingly moral without being heavily so--a nice enough ironing movie.


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