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His Private Secretary -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Lewis D. Collins (story)
Jack Natteford (adaptation)
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Release Date:
10 June 1933 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Evalyn Knapp ... Marion Hall

John Wayne ... Dick Wallace
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 ... Joe Boyd
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Directed by
Phil Whitman  (as Philip H. Whitman)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lewis D. Collins  story (as Lew Collins)
Sam Katzman  uncredited
Jack Natteford  adaptation and continuity (as Jack Francis Natteford)

Produced by
Al Alt .... supervising producer
D.J. Mountan .... producer
Sam Katzman .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Abe Scholtz 
 
Film Editing by
Bobby Ray  (as Robert Ray)
 
Production Management
Sam Katzman .... production manager
 
Art Department
Fred Preble .... settings
 
Sound Department
Oscar Lagerstrom .... sound recording engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Jenkins .... assistant camera (uncredited)
J. Henry Kruse .... camera operator (uncredited)
Pat Patterson .... chief electrician (uncredited)
Joe Schaefer .... chief grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Abe Meyer .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Paul Palmatelo .... technical director
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
60 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Freeman Lang Recording System)

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Continuity: 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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining!, 18 August 2008
Author: suesuth-2 from United States

Though the quality of the film is not too great (hey, it IS from 1933!), it is a good little movie, and the entertainment value exceeds the quality (at least in the version we watched).

It is fun to see John Wayne in this atypical role. He plays the part of a fun-loving rich playboy, whose father wants him to settle down and start working in the family business. When he does the ultimate in settling down, by getting married, his father is convinced the wife is a gold-digger. How she convinces him otherwise is clever and well done, and shows the value of being a positive person with initiative.

MOST of the other comments on this movie say it so well, but I wanted to add one more very positive comment for the film.

If you are a John Wayne fan, you should definitely watch this movie.

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