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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.
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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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 ... Tom - Garage Owner
Hugh Kidder ... Jenkins - the Butler
Mickey Rentschler ... Joe Boyd

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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Trivia:
Producer Sam Katzman only had $2500 of the film's $9600 budget available. The rest was deferred. Star John Wayne was paid only $150 per week.See more »
Goofs:
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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
His Romantic Comedy, 8 May 2010
Author: wes-connors from Earth

Often drunk, playboy John Wayne (as Richard "Dick" Wallace) upsets father Reginald Barlow, who is tired of Mr. Wayne, as he puts it, "making love like a Romeo, drinking like a fish." When Wayne sobers up a little, his father gives him a job as a collection agent. But Wayne's penchant for pretty girls makes it hard to collect from leggy blonde Evalyn Knapp (as Marion Hall). When Wayne gives her reverend father, Alec B. Francis, a loan extension, his father fires him. Wayne continues to pursue Ms. Knapp, who plays hard to get. The novelty of seeing young John Wayne out of the saddle wears off quickly - even Wayne fans may be bored.

*** His Private Secretary (6/10/33) Philip H. Whitman ~ John Wayne, Evalyn Knapp, Reginald Barlow, Alec B. Francis

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