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Rafter Romance (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 1 September 1933 (USA)
Mary, a working girl, shares a Greenwich Village apartment with Jack, an artist-night watchman. They share the apartment on a shift basis never seeing each other. Mary develops a hearty dislike for Jack until she meets him.

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Mary, a working girl, shares a Greenwich Village apartment with Jack, an artist-night watchman. They share the apartment on a shift basis never seeing each other. Mary develops a hearty dislike for Jack until she meets him.

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Comedy | Romance

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1 September 1933 (USA)  »

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Ellen Corby, as one of the telephone solicitors, can be seen among those gathering around Robert Benchley when he announces the "banquet", and again at the picnic as one of a trio of prize winners. She's the dark haired one with her back to the camera. See more »

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When the bell rings indicating the day's end, all the girls immediately hang up their phones. This means they rudely hung up on a customer instead of completing the call. See more »

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Dinah
(1925) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Akst
Background music at the Chinese restaurant
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Love In The Attic
4 April 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The Depression was hard times folks and people made due the best they could economically. Goes for landlords and tenants in Rafter Romance.

Landlord George Sidney decides to help Ginger Rogers out and double his income besides. He's got a tenant in Norman Foster who works as a night watchman where he also gets to do his painting at his real vocation as artist. Rogers is having a bad time financially so Sidney gets the bright idea to rent her the attic apartment that Foster lives in and sleeps days. She'll take it for twelve hours also.

Of course this being the thirties proprieties must be observed and Sidney and his whole family will make sure they're observed. No contact of any kind between the two tenants.

But this is Hollywood and I think you can figure out the rest.

Besides those mentioned look for good performances by Robert Benchley as Ginger's wolfish boss at what would now be called a tele-marketing agency. And also from Laura Hope Crews who plays a drunken society woman who would very much like to keep artist Foster as a private boy toy.

Times have certainly changed. Quite frankly as long as I don't wreck the place, do no illegal activity, and pay my rent on time, my landlord could not care less who I might have as company at a given moment. I'm not sure today's audience would really get what was happening here in Rafter Romance.

The laughs though are still in place and ready to be enjoyed.


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