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

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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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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Before the "Duke", there was..., 5 December 2004
Author: jfg1-1 from Lawrenceville, GA

This light-hearted romantic comedy. Wayne had not yet developed into the man we would know as "Duke", but he definitely had presence. There are signs, though. Near the end of the movie, where "Dick" confronts his father about the woman he married, we see a hint of what is to become.

Richard (Dick) Wallace is a playboy whose father wants him to straighten up and join the family business, but Dick only wants to have a good time. He meets Marion and falls in love with her. He trades his car for a gas station in order to stay in the town she lives in to be near her, and convinces her to marry him. But, his father will not be convinced that Marion is not a gold digger. She sets out to prove to the old man that she is different, and does. Dick, however, has not yet changed, and suffers the consequences of his folly.

The movie is a bit choppy, and the plot is weak in places. Some of the supporting roles could have been stronger. Never-the-less, it is fun to watch John Wayne as the ne'er-do-well son of a rich man, and get his come-uppance at the hands of the preacher's granddaughter.

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